Tom A. Daamen

Tom A. Daamen
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Management in the Built Environment

MSc PhD

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January 2017 - August 2017
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Professor
January 2017 - August 2017
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Professor
August 2003 - present
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (33)
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Within the majority of port city literature, the evolution of port cities is still explained as an inevitable or ‘logical’ process whereby maritime land-uses gradually migrate from city centres towards waterfront zones with deep water access. Between the 1950s and 2000s, obsolete port areas around the world have surely become waterfront redevelopme...
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In Europe, very large distribution centres (XXL DCs) are increasingly appearing on planning agendas due to their growing spatial footprint and environmental impacts. Although the emergence of XXL DCs has gained traction in academic research, empirical knowledge about the process that leads to their oft-debated location choice, geometry and landscap...
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In Europe, growing concerns about social segregation and social stability have pushed calls to make cities ‘inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’ higher on policy agendas. However, how to approach such generic policy objectives and operationalise them for planning practices is still largely unclear. This article makes a conceptual contributio...
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The Netherlands has a strong design tradition in planning for the built environment. After a period of neglect, attention for the role of design studios has resurged, particularly for addressing complex spatial projects. These area-based projects have impacts that cut across local to regional scales, so setting up a design process that addresses th...
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To understand and deal with real urban development problems, urban planners, designers, and managers need to combine and synthesize a variety of academic and professional knowledge. As our urban challenges grow more complex, learning how to do this effectively becomes ever more important. For educators, this means teaching students how to work in i...
Technical Report
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Wie zich buigt over gebiedstransformaties, moet kennis van financiering in huis hebben. De financiering organiseren en toepassen is namelijk een van de belangrijkste voorwaarden om binnenstedelijke transformatieprojecten te kunnen realiseren. We kunnen immers wel mooie plannen bedenken om verouderde of onderbenutte industrieterreinen of kantorengeb...
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In last three decades, planning agencies of most ports have institutionally evolved into a (semi-) independent port authority. The rationale behind this process is that port authorities are able to react more quickly to changing logistical and spatial preferences of maritime firms, hence increasing the competitiveness of ports. Although these dedic...
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Since the first redevelopment projects appeared in the 1960s in North-America, urban waterfronts in port cities around the world have experienced continuous spatial and functional change. Waterfront redevelopment started as an opportunity to recover brownfields for urban uses and new relations with the water, but rapidly became a target for investo...
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Port cities face enormous sustainability challenges. In this chapter, we propose a relational view of these challenges and explore how different models of governance connect the three pillars of sustainable development: economy, environment, and society. We also address the contradictions inherent to new port plans or waterfront projects, zooming i...
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During recent decades, urbanization processes and changing population compositions in European cities have underlined the relevance of social sustainability for urban development. Despite a growing amount of research on the social sphere of sustainability, the actual implementation of social sustainability in area development projects remains probl...
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In last three decades, planning agencies of most ports have institutionally evolved into a (semi-) independent port authority. The rationale behind this process is that port authorities are able to react more quickly to changing logistical and spatial preferences of maritime firms, hence increasing the competitiveness of ports. Although these dedic...
Technical Report
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In essentie gaat het bij gebiedstransformaties om aanpassingsvermogen. Verouderde industrieterreinen worden omgevormd tot aantrekkelijke woon-werkgebieden. Aan monofunctionele bedrijventerreinen worden woningen, nieuwe werkplekken, horeca en culturele voorzieningen toegevoegd. Oude fabriekshallen worden gesloopt of herbestemd. Gebieden die alleen b...
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This paper explores the shifting geography of the port-city interface in The Netherlands since the mid 1970s, and assesses its current scene. With an eye on port-urban governance and planning, we provide a dynamic account of the forces that have played a major role in the implementation of waterfront redevelopment schemes in Amsterdam and Rotterdam...
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To many outsiders, the port and city of Rotterdam form a strong symbiosis. Indeed, as the port of Rotterdam became the largest in Europe and even the World, planners and policy makers did much to keep up appearances. About ten years ago, their optimism reached a point of euphoria. A huge port expansion plan in the North Sea was expected to provide...
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Delft is a medium-sized city in the western part of the Netherlands with approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The city combines its historic features with a variety of distinctive technological industries, such as the Delft University of Technology, life sciences and material conglomerate DSM, and the well‐known Dutch scientific research institute TN...
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De faciliterende gemeente heeft de toekomst, horen we steeds vaker. Een gemeente die initiatieven van burgers en de private sector ondersteunt. Maar hoe dit nou precies werkt, blijft vaak in nevelen gehuld. Risicodragende publieke investeringen en gemeentelijke regie over het plan- en ontwikkelproces zijn nog zelden mogelijk. De nieuwe werkwijze va...
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Terwijl het geloof in de maakbaarheid van de samenleving grotendeels is afgezwo‐ ren, worstelen stedelijke actoren volop met de vraag hoe hun plannen zijn te sturen op doelbereiking. In dit artikel wordt ingegaan op een sturingsfilosofie die is geba‐ seerd op een emergent adaptief stadsontwikkelingsproces. Dat houdt in dat stede‐ lijke strategieën...
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Sustainability agendas are challenging port authorities around the world to find ways to use port assets more efficiently and productively in economic, social, as well as environmental terms. To this end, one of the most strategic port assets is the port–city interface – waterfront zones in which the geography of the port and its city meet each oth...
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Het is voor gebiedsontwikkeling een tijd van reflectie. Zoals uit vele media – en ook dit nummer van Real Estate Research Quarterly – valt op te maken, is de aandacht voor gebiedsontwikkeling groot. Niet zelden gaat het over ‘structurele veranderingen’ en ‘nieuwe verdienmodellen’. Maar als we gebiedsontwikkeling structureel willen veranderen en er...
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Fundamental changes in economy, demography, climate and technology create tremendous challenges for city developers. City developers need to anticipate diverse transitions and increasing uncertainty associated with urban development processes but also need to balance societal forces. In order to equip urban managers with the most advanced but also...
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In European urban development practices, there is a recurring need for new perspectives that provide insight into the complexity involved in the realization of projects. This need exists particularly around prestigious projects, where the tension between planning ambitions on the one hand, and the reality of conflicting interests and tight budgets...
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In vastgoed- en gebiedsontwikkelingsland worden fundamentele veranderingen verwacht. Zulke veranderingen gaan altijd gepaard met een ander perspectief: problemen worden op een alternatieve manier bekeken waardoor nieuwe werkwijzen en oplossingen aan het licht komen. Iedereen in het wereldje lijkt momenteel op zoek naar dat andere perspectief. Vaak...

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PhD research Landscapes of Trade (2019-2023) aims to understand the logistic complex and its spatial effects, and to propose more sustainable development frames for distribution centers. More info on www.landscapesoftrade.nl interactive map on http://mertennefs.eu/landscapes-of-trade/
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Scientific partner for the Dutch government-funded programme Stedelijke Transformatie. This professional network focuses on exploring and finding ways to successfully redevelop Dutch inner-cities locations. Our role as Urban Development Management team focuses on conducting professional research on urgent themes, publishing essays, and contributing to interactive theme sessions.