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- What is the role of the architect vis-a-vis a decline of national urban renewal programmes?
- Only available in Dutch

Authors: Henk Engel, Endry van Velzen, Olof van de Wal
Design: Coppens Alberts

2013, trancityxvaliz | supported by Creative Industries Fund, City Archives Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam | paperback | 196 pp. | 24 x 17 cm (h x w) | Dutch | ISBN 978-90-78088-83-7

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In Vernieuwing van de stadsvernieuwing: Pleidooi voor ontwerpkracht [The Renewal of Urban Renewal: Making the Case for a New Force in Design] three essays describe the history of urban renewal in the Netherlands since 1970, the tasks that architecture and urban planning were faced with and the new opportunities for inner-city renovation at a time when the national government has stopped its large-scale programmes. 

Henk Engel is associate professor architecture at the TU Delft.
Endry van Velzen is architect-urbanist at De Nijl Architecten.
Olof van de Wal is member of the management team of Platform 31.