My books link social issues to architecture and urban planning. Previously, I participated in political initiative notes. My last articles are about a freely accessible land market. Below a selection (not chronological).

The Great Renovation, changing post-war neighbourhoods - 2004

Rebuilding was the largest construction task in the Netherlands. In the meantime, some of them have already been demolished and renewed. Some 12,000 homes are still demolished in the Netherlands every year.

No choice over our heads - 2019

No choice over our heads deals with free access to the land market. Read the article here. Published in Baumeister B6, June, 2019.

Divine Houses - 2001

The possibilities to build your own house will be increased. At least that was the intention of the government at the end of the nineties.

Opinion article - 2018

During the crisis, it was the self-builders who kept up housing production. All the more reason to keep building land available for them. Published in the Financieele Dagblad, 20 January 2018.

Civil Urbanism - 2002

We no longer know of an urban development that can accommodate hundreds, thousands of citizens' initiatives. Read more here.

Klein Wonen, Small Homes - 2019

More than four out of every ten people will be living solo by the middle of this century. All the more reason to dedicate a book to small living.

Never waste a good crisis - 2018

The crisis, the moment when housing could have reinvented itself. Read the essay here.

Europan Foundation - 1990/1994

In the last decade of the last century, architecture is high on the government's agenda. The Europan competitions offer young talent a platform. Some of them are now among the best in the world.

Where do we land?  – 1998

Airports are an urbanisation challenge, "Where do we land?" makes an international comparison...

Schiphol working city - 2006

In 2006, the government was about to privatise Schiphol. Was that wisdom? This was the reason for an initiative note at the time.

Construction out fron under the shadow - 2002

As part of the Parliamentary Survey on Construction, I reported as a co-researcher on the structural characteristics of the Vinex locations.

Liberalisation of rental policy - 2006

In 2006, the government was about to liberalise its rent policy. Was that wisdom? This was the reason for an initiative note at the time.

Metropolises in Southeast Asia - 1997

Asian metropolises underwent a transformation at the end of the last century that surpassed the growth of European cities at the time of the industrial revolution. Reason to learn from it.

l' Europe à grande vitesse - 1995/1996

High-speed trains are laying new tracks across Europe. They passed through cities and airports and led to new form of design  at the end of the last century.

One hundred thousand homes - 1994/1996

For decades, the target for the Netherlands has been an annual building production of 100,000 homes. First to remedy the housing shortage, then to keep the housing stock up to date.