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“Beyond the Pentagon: The Brussels metropolitan city centre”.

Beyond the Pentagon: The Brussels metropolitan city centre.

Between 2015 and 2020, the city centre of Brussels saw its first large pedestrian zone and the development of one of the largest urban projects of recent decades. The boulevards between Place Fontainas and Place De Brouckère have been pedestrianised. New public spaces, greenery, benches and lighting have been provided, as well as new entrances for metro stations, two large bicycle car parks and other facilities.

Is the city centre of Brussels moving away from the ‘car only’ approach? Can it expand to become the centre of the Brussels metropolis in which everyone can find their place?

This book brings together in words and pictures the research carried out over the past four years by the Brussels Centre Observatory.

To obtain the book, click here.
To discover the first pages of the book, click here →.

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Aniss M. Mezoued (BSI) | Sofie Vermeulen (BSI) | Jean-Philippe De Visscher (UCLouvain)


Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles


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