The province of Drenthe explores a soft power instrument that combines research, stimulation, learning and co-creation.
The province of Drenthe realizes that the Planning and Environment Act provides limited guidance when it comes to realizing the objective of spatial quality in the landscape. Sandra van Assen guides the search for suitable and inspiring quality instruments. Drenthe’s ambition is to become a vibrant province, matching its core landscape qualities. Under the Planning and Environment Act, governments can shape their ambition in their own way. Questions are: What type of instrument will promote an active and collaborative attitude? Which tools are needed? A soft power instrument that combines research, stimulation, learning and co-creation is considered the most promising. Spatial quality is place- and contextbased, therefore it needs interpretation over and over again.