Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad
Programme

Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad

The Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad programme challenged the best university research groups in the Netherlands to present their vision on how sustainable accessibility of the Randstad can be maintained.

The programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. They jointly fund the programme with NWO.

Internal and external accessibility of the Randstad

The Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad programme focuses on the Randstad's internal and external accessibility for people, goods and information flows, including its primary ports and cities. Researchers submitted inter-university research proposals in which they presented their vision on accessibility issues in 2040 and the possible solutions.

Six themes were central in the programme:

  1. Climate change and energy transition
  2. External accessibility of the Randstad, especially of mainports and greenports
  3. Internal accessibility of the Randstand, especially of cities
  4. Synergie of networks of cities and infrastructure
  5. Relation between the quality of ecology and landscape, quality for residence and infrastructures
  6. Governance for transport and infrastructure in the Randstad rt en infrastructuur in de Randstad

NWO theme Connecting Sustainable Cities (VerDuS)

Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad is part of the NWO-theme Connecting Sustainable Cities (VerDuS). More information about the programme is available at the website of Connecting Sustainable Cities.