New Key Projects for station redevelopment in the Netherlands

  • Stan Majoor
  • Dick Schuiling


Not only is railway station redevelopment related to urban dynamics, it is also a dynamic process in itself. The wave of investments in new high-speed train tracks and (new or upgraded) stations sweeping through Western Europe over the last decades has led to numerous questions regarding the content of these major urban investments and the processes used to decide upon them. We investigate this issue exactly at this borderline. We define two important policy challenges for railway station (area) development as i.) the creation of integrated spaces: a content dimension related to the actual physical object of the station and station areas and its use, and ii.) the organisation of collective action in a situation of fragmentation: a process dimension related to decision-making and institutional aspects of station redevelopment.


Central Government National Government Station Area Railway Station Public Realm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stan Majoor
    • 1
  • Dick Schuiling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Planning and International Development StudiesUniversity of Amsterdamthe Netherlands

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