Company profile: Procap

At Procap, thinkers and doers work on diverse, spatial projects. Each and every one of them is a challenging project that requires first-class advice, smart project management and inspiring team development. For a sustainable future in urban development, mobility and energy transition. We help governments with guts and ambition.

“We want everything in the Netherlands, but not everything is possible. That’s why we have to make smart choices. With expertise, creativity and energy, we put our shoulders to the wheel of today’s spatial issues. We make assignments concrete, put the right people together, come up with a smart plan, roll up our sleeves and go for it.”

At Procap you will find a mix of energetic people who are ambitious and who love their profession. They help each other to become smarter and better, take care of each other when things go wrong and have a lot of fun together. Learn more about us at

Workshop description

In Selwerd, a neighborhood in Groningen, Procap is currently involved in a neighborhood renewal project. Selwerd is an urban district, but currently has a relatively large amount of public space and green areas. This leaves an opportunity to increase the number of houses. However, the challenge is to ensure that there is enough space remaining for a healthy green living environment. In our workshop we help you understand how we try to combine different claims for space, while densifying housing and trying to maintain or even improve a healthy and green environment at the same time.

In collaboration with your group, you will develop a strategy to densify housing in a specific part of the neighborhood. The challenge is to also preserve space for other functions such as parking, green areas, spaces to play and meet each other. Which group is going to convince the local municipality that their approach is the most effective for addressing these challenges?