densely urbanised agglomerations new structures of settlements have emerged
which can neither be defined as city nor as country. City edges have grown
together to a patchwork of urban, suburban and rural elements which create
a continuum of space.
Between protected landscape and conserved city centres space is becoming spare. In this context the pressure on interstitual and residual spaces is growing and these spaces can offer various possibilities.
In a series of case studies in six different regions of the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Italy, the Atelier for Design and Research of the RPB compares regional spatial developments and studies the potential of these interstitial spaces regarding planning processes, informal developments and spatial qualities.