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It is often said that urban planning could use a new approach in favor of more dynamic responses to the contemporary urban uncertainty. De Ceuvel seems to resemble such practices. The key challenge, however, is how lessons learned are captured and used for the transformation of Amsterdams fringe areas in a broader sense. De Ceuvel is a great exemple of ‘learning by doing’, but there is a big risk that all that is learned will be lost when market forces take over the development of the area again. Let’s not forget!