This project deals with a real case in cities in the province of Noord-Brabant. Students are assigned to a specific city, where they will search for an area that struggles with problematic (vacancy) issues in groups. The first quartile students will gather the necessary input and do SWOT analyses with this information as a group, in order to develop an attractive concept for the redevelopment of their problem area. By the end of this quartile, each of them will individually present a concept that could solve some problems at the problem location chosen within their city, based on:
- literature research into vacancy, concept development and the needs of the users that are expected to live/work/etc in the buildings;
- analysis of the real estate market, public policy and the neighbourhood of their location.
The second quartile students will learn about several tools that they can use to make development decisions, like MCE (multi-criteria analysis) and SCBA (social cost-benefit analysis). They will each work out their concept further individually, by identifying and studying relevant stakeholders, their goals/wishes and how to engage them into making their concept reality. They will generate criteria to score their concept for each stakeholder and use this in a SCBA. The last few weeks, they will work as a group again, performing a joint MCE on their individual concepts to choose the best solution for the problem area chosen by their group in the city assigned to them (based on the different stakeholders).