Parkstad is the name of a large urban area with cities like Heerlen, Sittard and Kerkrade in the Southeast of The Netherlands, near the German boarder and the city of Aachen. 2006 Pnina Avidar designed a mega green structure as back bone for the urban future.
Today Fava refers to this design in order to investigate the challenge of shrinking cities. We selected two cities / two neighbourhoods in this area: Heerlen/MSP and Kerkrade/Oost
Panorama Kerkrade/Oost (Photo by Fava, Rob van der Bijl, October 6, 2011). Example of green structure to be enlarged in respect to urban renewal and shrinking Kerkrade.