The Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (Dutch: Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieu orVROM) was a Dutch ministry.
It was responsible for policies on public housing, spatial planning, the environment and the housing of national government agencies. It was merged with the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management into the new Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment on 14 October 2010.
The Ministery of VROM worked together with Except on various issues of spatial ordinance, as well as knowledge management.
The ministery hired Except consultants to provide future visions on how the Netherlands could look if it would go down a sustainable route, carbon free and adated to climate change.
In addition, Except provided VROM with knowledge management tools and vision development.
Dandelion is a next generation (web 3.0) software application that binds scientific, social and economic data from all over the world in an immersive visual environment. It's like google on steroids, allowing you to visually fly through three dimensional realms of information, putting it at your fingertips and making it useful.
It enables a boost in productivity for knowledge management, research and social connectivity for anyone involved with research and development.
Dandelion is developed in partnership with the Dutch government and Storrm CS consultants.
What key projects are necessary to make the Netherlands CO2 neutral in 2040? That was the central and massive question put before Except and Posad by the Dutch ministry.
By applying network and system-analysis a surprising single answer was found: a more transparent, decentralized and accessible data-system is needed to make this happen.
Growth Planning introduces an entirely new approach to area planning and urban design. Rather than defining specific programmatic requirements, Growth Planning instead applies socio-economic impulses to the area within certain performance edge conditions. It revolutionzes the task of city design by requiring the urban fabric to organically respond to social and economic stimuli, and allows for increased value, quality, and development over time.
Born out of the necessity to start thinking differently about our built environment due to economic, social and environmental constraints, Except has worked on refining this new form of planning since 2005.