NoorderRuimte, Centre of Applied Research and Innovation on Area Development
Area development is a new approach to explore the complexities of the environment in which we live. The interaction between the social issues of today and the spatial choices caused by these issues are very much in the focus. Noorderruimte, Centre of Applied Research and Innovation on Area Development, develops and shares expertise about area development in the north of the Netherlands by carrying out applied research based on real-life issues. Some examples of this are integrated solutions for recreation purposes, water storage and nature development, sustainable, energy-efficient renovations in community centres and innovative housing concepts that meet future needs that fit the demands and needs of tomorrow.