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

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 centre of town is deteriorating and loosing costumers. Retrofitting the urban structure needs to enforce its economical competition power.

Our statement

The centre needs to be made livelier: draw, house and keep people. People attract more people and that keeps business running.

Our solution

The strategy focuses on creating more atmospheres to experience, adding people and enhancing physical connections. The centre amenities (shops, events, services) are more clearly zoned around the historical central street. Adding small squares, parks and alleys, places to sit and stray, diversifies network of public spaces. Improving the connections with the surrounding neighbourhoods increases the natural flow of people through the centre. Adding dwellings diversifies the centre and increases the basic volume of public, improving liveliness and the attraction of other people.

Client: City of Hoogeveen
Location: Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
Area: 23.1 ha.
Year: 2007-2009
Status: Ratified
Partners: OKRA landscape architects, attuned with joining centre parts by Soeters Architects and Atelier Dutch Urban Planners.


More information? Click:

Hoogeveen Centre_Project Documentation

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

Development plan for reinforcing the coast to sustain sea-level rises and improve economic and spatial quality of the seaside town.


Client: Waterboard Rijnland, with National Government, Province of Zuid Holland, Katwijk Council
Location: Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
Area: 57 ha.
Year: 2008-2010
Status: Ratified, under construction
Partners: Arcadis consultancy, OKRA landscape architects, Alkyon water engineers


More information? Click:

Paper Coastal Resilience

Coast Reinforcement Katwijk_Project Documentation

Coast Reinforcement Katwijk_Process & Scenario Game

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

The issue

The area around 4 historical fortifications is vastly fragmented by infrastructure, both spatial and in their use. Their value for the city is far below their potential. However, there is no budget for large-scale interventions. The transformation needs to be gradual.

Our statement

To create cohesion and increase use and value, the area needs to be strategically opened up. A network of clever vistas and simple pathways will increase value dramatically.

Our solution

The fortifications are part of the New Dutch Water-defence-line, nominated as UNESCO World Heritage. We use the historical profile of this system to create coherence. The fragments are brought together in four zones with complementing atmospheres and functions. Attacking missing links in the connections creates a vast path-system. Strategic vistas highlight the fortifications to the millions of passers-by, who enter the city here by car or train. The area is turned into a modern city-gate and valuable parkland at the same time.

Client: City of Utrecht
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Area: 158 ha.
Year: 2006-2008
Status: Ratified
Partners: OKRA landscape architects






More information? Click:

Lunetten_Project Documentation

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