‘This is not a country that goes in for wholesale renewal and restoration; not a place for clear-cut concepts or grand gestures. This is a country that goes in for long drawn-out processes, where every Tom, Dick and Harry interferes in anything and everything out of enlightened self-interest. Any clear solution to a major problem here is traditionally loaded down with a mass of confusing compromises’ (H.J.E. Bruins Slot, former mayor of Ridderkerk and member of the city-province of Rotterdam executive). 1