Joost van den Hoek (1972) is a professional urban planner and researcher with extensive planning experience in Europe and Asia. Joost gained his professional stature in senior, associate and director positions at renown design firms and is currently director of urban planning and design at www.nitagroup.com, a Sino-Dutch design firm based in Shanghai. .
Joost is specialized in design strategies for metropolitan mixed-use environments of the 21st century as exemplified in recent works like, Guangzhou Tianhe internet town, Wuhu shipyard redevelopment and the Shanghai Xin Hua Pudong Riverfront redevelopment.
Before moving to Shanghai Joost was involved in many Dutch keynote projects such as the Amsterdam Zuidas, the Arena Boulevard, Hart van Zuid Hengelo, Business District Almere, and a large number of suburban developments. In the period 2000-2007 he was principal designer of disaster district Roombeek Enschede, which became a Dutch icon for organic urban growth and won the European planning award in 2008.
Joost van den Hoek speaks and writes regularly for websites, magazines, books and conferences. His PhD research at the TU Delft focuses on the development of a mixed use index MXI that defines urban mix like the FSI defines urban density. His most recent book (May 2017) is published by China Forrestry publishing house under the name "Dutch towns as seen through planners eyes"
Joost holds masters degrees with distinction in Urbanism and Architecture from Delft University (1998)
Selected works and events
My home in Amsterdam at 100 meters Altitude
My home in Shanghai at 200 meters Altitude
The legendary VPRO TEGENLICHT TP program came to Shanghai to interview me on my balcony regarding matters of Metropolitan sustainability.
For those of you who read Dutch I recommend my numerous blogs on the website of dearchitect.nl the most important journal for the Dutch architectural design industry.
Keynote Speech unesco creative cities network Shanghai
Book Publication: "Dutch towns as seen through planners eyes"
Feature length article on chinese urbanisation trends
Recap of a nice bookpublication on the definition mixed use index MXI from 2009
XinHua pudong waterfront project is currently under construction
Meeting party secretary of Tainhe district Guangzhou
First prize for Wuhu waterfront redevelopment masterplanning
Heze Shandong Furnituretown
Silkroad Shanghai Businesspark Xian Shaanxi PRC
Another nice paper on the mixed use index MXI from 2008 that has been cited very often
Yuxi central city masterplanning
Campus Tech Park Rushan Shandong PRC
Naar een gebiedsontwikkeling zonder projectontwikkeling
Naar een nieuw perspectief in de Nederlandse stedenbouw
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