A major challenge in urban planning and design for the next decades lies in the renewal and revitalisation of city-neighbourhoods. In the Dutch context especially post World War II districts have deteriorated over the last twenty or so years and because of the poor quality of housing and recreational facilities they have become unattractive for a large part of city-residents. The location of these (mostly residential) zones, however, makes them extremely attractive for residential uses from a sustainable point of view. In the revitalisation process the assessment of visual quality is an important topic. Especially for current residents that want to keep on living in their neighbourhood it is important that the physical (and visual) features that they appreciate are kept intact as much as possible. These features are very likely to make up a large part of the 'image of the neighbourhood' and may be seen as the physical appearance of its history.