The ring road of Antwerp represents a dilemma on road infrastructure many cities face today. It is crucial for the city’s large port economy, while contested by communities living alongside the highway. When asked to develop a strategy to cover part of the ringroad, we started with mapping the different claims people had on this infrastructural space. Using a matrix based on scale and theme, we listed the different aspects of the discussion. During workshops with different stakeholders involved, this information was shared and used as resource for shared scenarios.
The future transition of the territory of Limburg’s North-South connection started with the naming of 9 key ambitions. Both overarching yet specific they incorporate amongst others challenges on the alternative mobility, scarcity of resources, ecological connections and the regeneration potential of neighbourhoods. The ambitions where conceived early in the process through research in dialogue with different stakeholders and were afterwards represented through a combination of text, illustrations and pictures.