The province of Flevoland has recently drafted its environmental vision (Omgevingsvisie), FlevolandStraks. In this strategy, Flevoland describes its long-term vision for the future of this area. One of the region’s main assets is the Blauwgroen Waterrijk (lit. blue-green wetland). It is an area rich with nature and water at the eastern edge of Flevoland, the so-called Randmeren, or bordering lakes. This area is a blue-green jewel of great ecological and recreational value, with exceptional resources and amenities. The goal is to examine, in cooperation with the local partners, if there is enough support and added value for a joint, programmatic approach. This process can lead to a common perspective for the area and a cooperation agenda. The province of Flevoland has asked Over Morgen to explore the possibilities at hand.
We firmly believe that area-specific cooperation is essential if we want to revitalise the Randmeren area. By creating a clear, joint perspective for the future, we set the course for further developments and enable local parties to face challenges and take chances together. We set up our exploratory process in such a way that it becomes a valuable tool for cooperation. Our analysis is very effective. We present it by means of a story map and an interactive area atlas. The identity of the area is crucial. In a series of talks with local parties, we examine the tasks and challenges that the Randmeren have to face. We do this collectively in dynamic workshops, where we create a common cooperation agenda aimed at achieving (new) ambitions and goals. We want sustainable results – this is why we also provide consultancy on the cooperation model, with clear agreements on roles and responsibilities.