Almere, a city in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam, will more than double in size (from 140.000 to 350.000 people) towards 2030. Posad worked on various plans for this ‘scale jump’ of the city. Together with Jacobs Engineering and APPM we developed a design and businesscase for the new IJmeerverbinding; a new (light)rail connection that will connect Almere and Amsterdam. Beyond a modern connection, the plan smartly combines ecological improvement, smooth integration with local public transport and cycling networks and opportunities for new urban development. By making smart synergies our businesscase is 2,5 billion cheaper than the 4,5 billion, estimated by the Dutch national government.