Working with the landscape approach helps to establish a meshwork of vital spatial elements. Carefully designed processes help to change the mind-sets of stakeholders by creating common spaces. Together with Ursula Stein I presented experiences we made when developing 2Stromland, an area that is about to become a hyper-programmed regional space. Find the article in Planning Theory & Practice, 2015, Vol. 16, No. 2, 251–275 or download here: Capacity-building in the city region: creating common spaces