Arjen Brouwer

Presentation Title
planning and design strategies on rural decline


Arjen Brouwer (1978) studied Regional Planning at the University of Groningen. He got his Master-degree in 2002. Since then he has worked as a staff-officer on the Dutch Council on Urban and Regional Planning Research in The Hague, as a researcher at – again – the University of Groningen and now for some years as a consultant for PAU in Groningen ( PAU u.o. is responsible for the management of the INTERREG project DC NOISE. During the past year Arjen Brouwer his main engagements have been the management of a spatial development project in the community of Hoogezand-Sappemeer where an area of 700 acres is to be transformed into an attractive housing and recreation landscape - this, to attract new inhabitants to Hoogezand-Sappemeer instead of the vulnerable natural and historic landscapes in the nearby region - and the design laboratory ‘Rural Decline’ for the community of Dongeradeel.


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