The Urban ReGen program delivers redevelopment plans for sustainable cities and neighborhoods, integrating all major sustainability aspects in one program. Its approach works across all social, economic, ecological and physical aspects of a city.
The approach works for large metropoli, regional centers and small towns. It delivers each, to their scale and capacity, the power of advanced strategic planning, circular economies, healthy and smart cities, renewable energy, and resilient bio-based economies.
With the Urban ReGen program municipalities can boost their resilience and sustainability quickly and efficiently. Cities can now use the power of the knowledge gained in developing advanced urban strategies in urban plans around the world, and implement them more efficiently in an integrated program.
The Urban ReGen program integrates the best urban renewal practices in one holistic urban redevelopment approach. With this, we deliver circular smart and resilient city strategy plans in a relatively short time frame, from one year for small to mid-sized cities to two years for larger ones.
These boost the use of renewable energy sources, provide clean air and water, generate longer lasting jobs, and make for livable, healthy, and beautiful cities with a stable economy. Integrated urban plans create clarity and focus for policy makers, add significantly to national targets, and open access to national and international funding.
Download the PDF brochure to read more about the program, its partnerships, timeline and costs. Interested? Contact us for further details.
Polydome is a revolutionary approach to greenhouse agriculture that offers the possibility of commercial scale, net-zero-impact food production. The Polydome system strategically interweaves a wide variety of crops and animals, taking advantage of every inch of the greenhouse while eliminating the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
With its high yields (60 – 90 kg per square meter), and diverse outputs (over 50 crops, two mushroom varieties, chickens, eggs, fish, and honey), even a small Polydome system can provide a richly varied food supply for a large population.
Polydome has been extensively researched by Except and over 12 partners in the industry. Concept overview and technical details are published in a free open source book, downloadable below.
This masterplan transforms downtown Shanghai into a fully sustainable community, in energy, food, water, and jobs, designed for Expo 2013. The plan strategically interweaves sustainable innovation with exciting urban design, and making it run with urban agriculture, sustainable technologies and vertical farms. The result is a valuable and beautiful urban community, an emergent circular economy, and a future-proof investment.
The Shanghai urban master plan demonstrates the Urban Renaissance approach on a specific site adjacent to Nanjing road, incorportating a historic Lilong housing district.
This project explores opportunities for sustainable development in the planning, policy and urban design of a large urban district in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
We developed a sustainabile conversion and development plan for the post-war social housing area Schiebroek-Zuid in Rotterdam. The project provides a flexible and exemplary roadmap for converting the neighborhood into a self-sufficient and sustainable area. It applies innovative energy solutions, urban farming, social and economic programs, secondary currencies, and adaptive redevelopment strategies.
This project was commissioned by housing corporation Vestia and agricultural research network InnovatieNetwerk.
Under the name of Excellent Areas ("Excellente Gebieden"), a number of Dutch home construction companies and municipalities are engaged in an experiment to use the building standards of 2015 and 2020, today. By the nature of these future building standards, there is much to learn for these actors before they can profitably apply them.
AgentschapNL is the facilitator of the Exemplary Neighborhoods project, and they asked us to evaluate the instruments they have set up for the learning trajectory.