Agriculture within an urban framework is the wave of the future!
This vision of urban development, formulated by Wageningen UR, does justice to the concept of “People, Planet & Profit”: it offers urban as well as rural communities a sustainable solution for the issues involved in urban development.
New vision of urban development
The Municipality of Almere is receptive to the opportunities offered by urban-rural development. Together with stakeholders and Wageningen UR, Almere is working on an urban expansion plan based on an innovative environment for working and living in which urban and agricultural elements are integrated with each other.
Perspective for everyoneIn Agromere, the name of the virtual district, the opportunities and benefits provided by this new type of integration are being worked out in more detail. Urban and rural elements merge with each other, providing perspectives for all parties concerned. The “urban” residents benefit from increased opportunities for health care recreation and after school care of children on a farm, a greener living environment, and fresh products every day at the expense of fewer “food kilometres” (less impact on the environment). For the agricultural sector, benefits include a closer link with urban residents and greater involvement in regional development plans, which translates into greater continuity in terms of business operations.