The City of The Hague is planning to build a new transit line as part of a plan to increase housing density in the next 20 years. The new Leyenburg Corridor could link the city center and the four Southwest neighborhoods in Escamp, The Hague’s most poor and least connected district. The Hague’s Resilience team wants to learn lessons from past transportation projects that have too often failed to be responsive to the communities they serve. With The Hague and the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL), Columbia University’s GSAPP students in an Urban Planning Seminar examined what it means to make a Resilient Transportation project by examining case studies of recent transportation projects around the world.
To develop the research agenda for the seminar, CRCL visited The Hague in September 2018 where they met with public officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders in Southwest and conducted a one-day Accelerator workshop. They also interviewed academic researchers from nearby The Hague University and Delft Technical University about tools and techniques that can be used by the city to engage citizens in policy and planning decisions.