Value added planning: yes, in my backyard! : understanding value added planning in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Diemont, E.; Cilliers, J.; Stobbelaar, D.J.; Timmermans, W.


Amersfoort local municipality would like to renew the quality of the green spaces within the urban areas, to enhance the value of these spaces and to determine the economic value of green spaces. The concept of Value Added Planning was introduced to address these objectives. The value of green is highly dependent on the specific local environmental circumstances, but also on broader developments such as the market tendency and overall economic trends. Reflecting on the various perspectives in this report it is argued that, in order to support value added planning in future it is relevant to consider the process of planning rather than direct benefits as outcomes of planning processes.