Doorstep Landscape: Agroparks as driver for food security and an attractive rural landscape

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_GRADUATION WORK_ by Renze van Och
Till 2050 the demand for food will increase rapidly by the growing population of the large metropolitan areas. Still, food production is just limited taken into account in the planning of these metropolitan areas. Agroparks can create a ‘space-pump’ and thereby enhance both food-security, and an attractive rural landscape.

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The Ems Full Hybrid

Het kribbenlandschap van het Eems estuarium

_GRADUATION WORK_ by Remco van der Togt and Jonas Papenborg
‘The Ems Full Hybrid’ is a growing strategy that, aided by discarded oil platforms and new tidal polders, offers a solution to the economic and ecological problems of the Ems estuary. Introducing these polders and platforms restores the balance in the natural system and holds out new economic opportunities for the depopulating region.

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Designing with landscape identity

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_GRADUATION WORK_ by Romy Zwiers
The goal of this thesis was to develop an approach to landscape analysis and design that takes into account local inhabitants opinions and meanings on landscape. The approach was applied to one of the Ruimte voor de Rivier projects (Zwolle) in the Netherlands, where in the original project, local inhabitants opinions and meanings were not taken into account.

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Steering protective growth

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_GRADUATION WORK_ by Dirk Harden and Jeroen Castricum
In the 21st century, the ongoing process of urbanization will result in many new challenges in the field of landscape architecture. Strong urbanization forces many metropolises around the world to explore their boundaries for growth. When urban growth is informal, uncontrollable due to a strong influence of the economic market or reinforcement of legislation is insufficient, the growing metropolises will consume their surrounding landscape.

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