A model of cooperation: the Pact op Zuid information system
Publication of Urban Talent
F.C.P.P. Spierings | Article | Publication date: 26 May 2010
Social work organizations, research institutions, government agencies and housing associations are
partners in many urban redevelopment programmes. Combining the interests of these organizations
can be an interesting management challenge, and developing information systems to suit the
combined information needs of these partners can pose an information management problem.
This paper will reflect on the information management issue by analyzing cooperative knowledge
production in a case study of “Pact op Zuid”, conducted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Pact op
Zuid is a 1.5 billion euro urban investment programme devised to combat deprivation in an urban area with 190,000 inhabitants over the period 2006 to 2016. This article provides insights into
the literature on innovation configurations and learning networks, concepts that are important to
understanding the complexity of urban redevelopment with cooperative knowledge production. It
discusses how cooperative knowledge production took place in this case study.
Author(s) - affiliated with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences