Kwaliteitssprong Zuid. Ontwikkeling vanuit kracht. Eindadvies Team Deetman/ Mans over aanpak Rotterdam-Zuid. Werkendam: Avant GCP. Uitermark, J. () . In that time, I’ve travelled further south than Kop van Zuid, the published the report “Quality Leap Zuid” (Kwaliteitssprong Zuid) that concluded. Client(s)/ Commissioning party. Funded by Zuid Werkt! Nationaal programma Kwaliteitssprong Zuid and the European Unie in the context of the FP7-Incontext .

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Eventually, however, a fundamental difference of opinions within the Pact op Zuid team began to slow the redevelopment process. Kwaliteitzsprong social challenges, however, mean that these urban pioneers must be brave. This year, the NPRZ team members hope to make a number of agreements with private companies to make this attractive plan a reality. Artists are attracted by jwaliteitssprong low rents and unused spaces, while creative entrepreneurs have started some of the best coffee shops and hand-crafted goods stores in the city.

Rotterdam grew on either side of the River Maas in completely different ways.

How Rotterdam Reconnected Its Most Isolated Neighborhood – Next City

Inthe safety index rating veijligsheidindex for Rotterdam was a respectable 7. The thing about Zuid is, the potential in this area is almost incalculable. The Dutch evening news rarely focuses on crimes like rape, zjid or theft.

In September17 public and private partners signed the project plan Zuid Works Zuid Werkt and, beginning in Julyput their promises into practice.

For Zuid, the rating was 6. The former industrial spaces have a punk aesthetic that is almost impossible to find elsewhere in the city. In autumnthe government, community and local corporations signed a voluntary agreement to invest million euros in large housing projects.


In Rotterdam, they mostly happen south of the River Maas. According to the research, nine percent of residents in Zuid often feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods.

Still, these things do happen. Most inhabitants leave Zuid as soon as their financial circumstances make it feasible, leaving the area marooned in poverty. Last year, implementation of a new program called Career Start Guarantees courses with a job guarantee after completion proved difficult. In Zuid, nearly 35 percent of business owners report sometimes feeling unsafe, while in the rest of Rotterdam, that figure is more than ten points lower, at 23 percent.

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How Rotterdam Reconnected Its Most Isolated Neighborhood

Until the late s, Zuid developed almost autonomously, with growing concentrations of poverty and crime. Led by the municipality in collaboration with private partners, Pact op Zuid was responsible for a number of projects in Zuid like the Creative FactoryKlushuizen as well as sports fields and school playgrounds.

The hope is that together, these improvements can have a trickle-down effect, raising the standard kwaliteitssprkng living and reducing crime across the seven focus districts in Zuid.

Historically, the zyid bank held the city center and mixed residential areas.

Not a bad deal, if we are willing to make it. Daily Weekly Sign Up. Please kwaliteitsdprong JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Another program within the NPRZ helps match unemployed residents with suitable work, reducing the number of welfare-dependents and preventing benefits fraud.


Schools involved in the program have extended teaching hours and 18 of the 34 schools in the focus districts now offer children six to ten hours of extra lessons per week.

Nearly two decades later, however, Zuid remains a separate entity. Most projects are being implemented on schedule. This team became the core of the NPRZ and currently focuses on three main areas: Over the next three years, million euros will be invested in renovation, demolition and new construction throughout Zuid. While Zuid currently has 35, homes that need serious renovation, the project will begin with 4, homes within the focus districts. Facebook Twitter Email 0 Comments. This is no coincidence.

The rest of Rotterdam also has an investment to make: The result of this combined effort could be a city that offers the best of all worlds: For kwxliteitssprong NPRZ to have any effect at all, local residents will need to invest as much as the government.

For the last two years, the NPRZ has been gathering momentum. For the entire city of Rotterdam, that figure is closer to five percent. Get our newsletters Sign Up Daily Weekly. By focusing on education, employment and living environment, the neighborhood of Zuid is finding new life.

Sign up for our weekly or daily newsletter! Inkwaaliteitssprong Erasmus Bridge was constructed, physically linking the two sides, with the clear intention of socially re-joining the city as well.