business cases

— Observations

Creating space for healthy urban living

The cost and availability of housing is a problem in many major cities. Often, the result is that residents are pushed to seek housing in the city outskirts.

The municipality of Utrecht has chosen to tackle this problem head-on by actively seeking locations that are being used sub-optimally and encouraging parties to invest in developing high density housing. This approach results in a unique puzzle where a business case must be created that meets the needs of developers, residents and the environment.