Blog Post: Planning eco-inclusive districts
UrbanA Fellow Maarten Markus writes on the importance of drawing on diverse forms of knowledge in planning inclusive eco-districts.
This article came out of a Community Conversation (CoCo) in 2020 wherein the UrbanA Community of Practice came together to learn, share and discuss what urban planners can do to plan eco-inclusive districts that fulfil both social and environmental sustainability goals.
The CoCo, joined by 34 people, was opened by UrbanA fellow Markus and his colleague Marije Ruigrok, both working for the Dutch urban development agency AM. AM initiated a consortium taking an interdisciplinary approach for sustainable and just neighbourhood development, involving universities, governments, private business and other consultancies.