Building above the train tracks: What problem does it solve, exactly?

In a presentation on Thursday 23 September 2021, Daan Zandbelt, urban planner and partner at De Zwarte Hond, will share his perspective on building above train tracks as a possible solution to the housing shortage. The lecture is an initiative of Holland Property Plaza (HPP) and is part of the HPP series on the development of station locations.

Why make it hard, when you can make it easy?
The idea of building above railway lines has received a lot of attention in recent years. Seemingly already happening all around us, it is considered a potentially significant solution to the housing shortage. But is that really the case?

In his lecture, Daan Zandbelt (Government Adviser 2016-2020) shows us why he believes building above train tracks is not by definition a solution, and why we should separate urban development as much as possible from the development of station environments. His approach can be summarised as: Why make it hard, when it can be easy?'

De Zwarte Hond and station areas
Due to its vision on mobility, De Zwarte Hond has increasingly specialised in transforming station areas as ‘transfer places’ into dynamic urban areas where people like to meet, live or work.

Join the HPP lecture?
Would you like to attend the HPP lecture? Then sign up via the Holland Property Plaza website.

Starts: Thursday 23 September 5pm