Research paper information:
Title: Sustainable Housing Production, thanks to the Economic Crises
Authors: Sanders, F.C.
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Abstract: A drastic effect of the economic crises 2009 is the cutback of housing production in the Netherlands, a down-hill trend from 80.000 to 45.000 a year. Unless the population of the country is stable there is an enormous need for new housing every year. Housing production is required because of vitalisation of cities. Housing production in the Netherlands is not only luxury. Young people need new houses because the elderly stay, due to the well organized neighbourhood care-systems in their housing longer. In cities reconstruction of older neighbourhoods needs new housing too. This production crashed in the beginning of 2009 because financing of households and investors became less available. The situation has become worse because of the system of development. In the Netherlands housing developers only start building when 80% of the houses are sold from drawings. People that have the money have choice in existing stock, they do not wait two and more years before moving to a new house. So new systems are needed, systems by which the housing production is brought into motion again. With the cyclic innovation model’ in hand, lessons learned from out of other branches are suggested to use to construct such a new system. The conclusion is that houses should be developed on stock. The number of real-estate developers that search for this methodology is still small, although first steps are in progress. The new system asks for a re-shift of the land- and housing financial system, for which the housing owner takes more responsibility than before. Thereby, in the new system the housing will become a product of quality instead of quantity. Sustainable choices will unmistakably be part of such quality in future.