Rotterdam – City in the Making

Source: Facebook Page
Location Rotterdam
Name City in the making
Community Level Street, neighborhood and city
Sector Redevelopment of vacant properties, housing and working space
Year of beginning
People involved Everyone
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) Erik Jutten, Piet Vollaard, Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen. They coordinate the activities together with Daan den Houter.
Type of commons Vacant properties

The association City in making was born in Rotterdam to take on the redevelopment of vacant properties, in the spirit of the historic housing cooperatives. An essential aspect is the combination of living and working: the upper floors of the buildings are made suitable for living and/or working; the ground floors are made available for production and collective use. Financial flow coming from the rent of the upper floors allows low-cost access to the ground facilities. Both workshops and multi-use spaces create the link between the residents and users of the buildings and the neighborhood. In this way, they play an active role in the city and in these new communities.

For a 10-year period, the property owner housing corporation Havensteder has transferred the managing of buildings placed in Rotterdam Noord to City in the Making, without any charge, but with taking on all responsibilities.

Field Urban
Source Website



Project Details

Added: 8.06.18