Research on competitiveness and mobility

Competitiveness is a central theme in the Dutch spatial policy. Therefor there is an enormous amount of knowledge. However, this knowledge is often of a macro-economic nature, which can be too abstract for an pragmatic approach. This study uses the ‘business climate’ as… Continue Reading →


Current research that investigates the changes in logistics and cities. This innovative planning approach is being developed focused on the European road owners / managers. In cooperation with MUST Cologne and ARUP. Currently working on the first trials. Sweden has chosen… Continue Reading →

Delta program

TEMAH was leader of the work group for spatial adaptation. In collaboration with waterboards, municipalities and the government this program has been setup. The program foresees that climate change will lead to more flooding and seeks solutions in the built-up area…. Continue Reading →

Node ‘Hoevelaken’

At node ‘Hoevelaken’, the planning and study phase is combined with the realisation phase (Plan Design Construct). This is for the first time in the Netherlands, that this PDC construction is applied. The idea behind this is that this can create synergy realisation- and… Continue Reading →

A1 Area

A1 area was the first area-based MIRT (Program for Infrastructure, Space and Transport) study,  and was lead by the Province of Overijssel. TEMAH was responsible for the spatial vision (including the development of city axes) on behalf of the projectteam and supervisor Jan… Continue Reading →

Health and infrastructure

For the innovation program of RWS opportunities haven been researched for the organization to contribute to a broad definition of health. Usually, this is interpreted in the narrow form of health protection (air and noise barriers). The broad interpretation is based on… Continue Reading →

Fietsland (Country for cyclists)

The bike has for a long time been considered as an decentralized means of transport, in which the government plays no role. ‘Fietsland’ is a discourse to put effort on cycling as an important ingredient for an competitive and viable country, and where the… Continue Reading →

Spatial thinkers in MIRT projects

On behalf of the Board of Government Advisors TEMAH has advised  about the implementation of spatial thinkers (strategic spatial designers) in the early phase of the MIRT (Program for Infrastructure, Spatial en Transport projects, initiated by the Government). Currently there are four… Continue Reading →

Ring road and the city

The ring road and the city are more connected than the original concept suggests. For example, the ring road dictates the development zone of the city, through environmental (air and noise) restrictions. Ring roads often process 30-50% of the urban… Continue Reading →

Route design

In the period 2003 to 2007, the route design program was operational. This was one of the first programs developed on the integrated design of space and infrastructure at all levels. TEMAH worked on the route design of the A12, the regional plan… Continue Reading →

TIILUP (Transport Infrastructure Integrated Land Use Planning)

Transport Infrastructure Integrated with Land Use Planning is an innovative approach that combines infrastructure planning and spatial development. For the Federation of European Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) TEMAH has developed a roadmap in order to develop this on a European… Continue Reading →

Environment Guide

The Environment Guide is a tool that provides the user insight into the opportunities for sustainable spatial development on the basis of 12 sustainability themes. The instrument is easily accessible, visually and applicable to smaller and larger projects, abstract to concrete. It is… Continue Reading →

Best Value Procurement

Best Value Procurement is an innovative procurement method, based on the expertise of the contractor, maximum utilization and low transaction costs. Rijkswaterstaat is currently implementing this method. On behalf of the Board of Government Advisors TEMAH has developed a modified… Continue Reading →

Swedish high speed rail Ă–stlanken

Trafikverket (the Swedish Public Works) is working for the Swedish government to plan a high speed rail network. TEMAH advises Trafikverket about the relationship between the high speed rail network and competitiveness that it brings. The first segment – Ostlänken – has… Continue Reading →

Networking for Urban Vitality

Networking for Urban Vitality is the program for Rijkswaterstaat, Ruimte Vlaanderen (Flanders) and Trafikverket (Sweden), on the basis of best practice and practice exercises from cooperating european road authorities and land developers to develop knowledge on integrated sustainable development of city infrastructure. TEMAH… Continue Reading →