During the first half of 2021, a group of well-established firms specialised in planning and urban design came together to for TEAM AGILE.

Unique about TEAM AGILE is that:

* the collaboration is formed around an Aboriginal-owned business

* all firms involved are director-owned small companies, each with decades of experience, combining expertise and personal commitment to quality

* the team brings a broad expertise of disciplines, with firms complement each other, creating flexibility for highly tailored advice

* the collaboration of small, specialised firms keeps overheads low, enabling competitive fees and allowing us to focus on projects rather than running an organisation

* place-based processes and place-responsive design are at our core 

TEAM AGILE is a collaboration of Insight Urbanism, Nyungar Birdiyia, Town Team Movement, Lorraine Elliot Planning, Dynamic Planning and Development, Edgefield, wOnder city+landscape, MarketPlace and MNG.

For more information, click Team Agile – Profile Brochure

By Hans Oerlemans (editor); Urban Design Forum WA; 2018; Perth; ISBN 978-0-646-98785-9

Click: Book – Drawing the Line

By Hans Oerlemans

Presented at Urban Design Forum WA, Mon. 27 Feb 2017

Published in: Drawing the Line – Deliberations on Density; Hans Oerlemans (editor); Urban Design Forum WA; 2018; Perth; ISBN 978-0-646-98785-9

Click: Article – Density Done Dutch

By Hans Oerlemans (editor); Urban Design Forum WA; 2016; Perth; ISBN 978-0-646-95647-3

Click: Book – Suburb to City

By Hans Oerlemans & Tobias Volbert; Urban Design Alliance Queensland; 2014; Brisbane; ISBN 979-0-9924423-1-6

Click: Book – UDAL Practice Pillar 2013 Yearbook

By Hans Oerlemans & Nick Stevens (USSC)

Presented at the PIA National Conference 2013 in Canberra, Australia

Click: Article – Continuity of Culture

Master plan for reconnecting the city to the river. The river is the origin of the city, but now the city is hidden behind walls and dikes. The river forelands are unkept and under used. The plan turns this part of the city into the multifunctional, multi atmosphere leisurely centre of the wider region.

Client: City of Tiel
Location: Tiel, The Netherlands
Area: 215 ha.
Year: 2006
Status: Ratified
Partners: OKRA landscape architects, SAB urban planners



Master plan, schematic design public space and guide lines for further plan development for the transformation of a historical industrial area into a new vibrant multifunctional city district.


Client: City of Hengelo, project office Hart van Zuid
Location: Hengelo, The Netherlands
Area: 56 ha.
Year: 1999-2004
Status: Ratified, under construction
Partners: Dolte town planning, OKRA landscape architects







More information? Click:

wOnder_Heart of South_Doc_150dpi

or the pdf-icon at the bottom of this page.

The issue

The city of Meppel is extending into a sensitive cultural landscape. A district half the size of the current city will be developed in the next 25 years. The plan needs to be respectful to the landscape, well connected with the city and produce a finished result in every phase.

Our statement

In New-Peat Lands everybody will live at a meadow, creating a district where city and landscape slide into each other.

Our solution

The typical cultivation pattern of the landscape is the base for the urban plan. Instead of the usual complete filling, we introduce an alternative civil engineering method. Thus we can retain all ditches, as base for both the urban water system and the development framework. Build-up parcels are alternated with agricultural meadow zones. Three distinct ribbons further elaborate the framework. Large-scale recreational facilities and a finely meshed network of paths join the city to the new district and the landscape.

Client: City of Meppel
Location: Meppel, The Netherlands
Area: 737 ha.
Year: 2003-2005
Status: Ratified
Partners: OKRA landscape architects, Tauw environmental consultants, Goudappel Coffeng traffic engineers


More information? Click:

Nieuwveense Landen_Project Documentation

Nieuwveense Landen_Process & Scenario Game

Nieuwveense Landen_Master Plan Summary

or the pdf-icon at the bottom of this page.

The issue

The village is threatened to be submerges by the advancing city. The new extensions need to strengthen the village identity, setting it apart from the city.

Our statement

The village atmosphere is in essence an organically grown, small-scale urban fabric. Visually dominated by green and the surrounding landscape. And mixed use is knitted together with a strong social cohesion.

Our solution

Vistas and routes connect the new neighbourhoods to the landscape and to the village centre. The street profiles are diverse, with a mix of housing types and staggering fronts. Little squares, public gardens and small fields contribute to the informal atmosphere. A centre for the mentally disabled is incorporated and maintains the public gardens. Parking is kept out of view on the brick-paved roads. People, houses and green dominate the image, not cars, although they are functionally fully included. Sustainability aspect like stormwater retention and local energy production are also integrated.

Client: Koopmans Projects, with City of Deventer
Location: Schalkhaar, The Netherlands
Area: 17.5 ha.
Year: 2005-2007
Status: Ratified, Under construction
Budget: € 6.0 million (public space)
Partners: Bentvelsen Fleer Architects & Urban Planners, OKRA landscape architects


More information? Click:

Schalkhaar_Project Documentation

or the pdf-icon at the bottom of this page.