Picture of the future TRACK Landscapes


For the book ‘A smart city, this is how you do it – Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city’ of the Future City Foundation, nine design agencies were asked about their future vision of the smart city.

Walking The Hague
TRACK Landscapes conducted research in The Hague into recreational movement between city and landscape. Although the “city-country connection” is by no means a new type of task in their field, this study has collected data from tens of thousands of walking, running, and recreational cycling activities via the Endomondo activity-tracking app. It makes it clear which movement routes are used more or less and to what extent people from different city districts manage to move towards the landscape. It is visible that from the western city districts, the beach and dune landscapes are much more often reached by recreational walkers than the wide(r) landscapes from the eastern city districts. Improving path networks appears to be both necessary and promising.

This is a pre-publication of the book “A smart city, this is how you do it – Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city”. With theory in the form of essays. And few practical examples of how our regions, cities and villages have already changed. Want to read more? Go to this page to order the book for free.

The original version of the book is in Dutch, click here to order the original edition. From this book is made an English summary. In the English version, we focus on trends.