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Thesis Award 2023 Ceremony

BSI Thesis Award 2023 Ceremony

The Brussels Studies Institute is pleased to invite you to the BSI Thesis Award 2023 Ceremony. As every year, the BSI launched a call for applications in the month of February 2023 for this prize that aims to reward an outstanding thesis on Brussels.

This year, we received no fewer than 18 applications. A panel of academic experts evaluated 17 submissions:

  1. “Towards environnemental justice? An analysis of urban greenspace (re)distribution in Brussels” Master in Urban Studies/Geography (ULB / VUB)
  2. “United in Biodiversity? Are Brussels’ citizens’ collectives for UGS preservation protecting their own backyards or constituting an urban environmental movement?” Master in Urban Studies/Geography (ULB / VUB)
  3. “Circular reconversion of office buildings to social housing, Understanding the decision process” Master in Architectural Engineering (VUB)
  4. “Women’s Participation in Urban Cycling beyond the Brussels Canal: A study on Motivators and Deterrents” Master in Urban Studies/Geography (ULB / VUB)
  5. “Architects can’t create housing alone. A social and durable reconfiguration of the Gandhi estate with its inhabitants” Master Architectuur (KU Leuven)
  6. “The Occupied City. Pathways and Deadlocks for a Social Just Brussels” Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: architectuur (KU Leuven)
  7. “Energy communities & Productive Activities – The Transition of Brussels” Master in Urban Studies/Geography (ULB / VUB)
  8. “Connecting mobility policies to urban fabrics. The exnovation of the private automobile in the Brussels-Capital Region and its outskirts” Master en Sciences et Gestion de l’environnement (ULB)
  9. “Life in Limbo A spatial analysis of the Brussels reception centres and the lived experiences of their residents.” Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: architectuur (KU Leuven)
  10. « L’histoire des réverbères à Bruxelles aux XVIIIème et XIXème siècles » Master en Histoire (ULB)
  11. « La Caserne de Gendarmerie d’Ixelles. Origine, construction, vie interne et adaptation, de la fin du 19ème siècle à 2018 » Master en Histoire (ULB)
  12. « La nature intégrée au bâti : analyse et outil pour acteurs immobiliers bruxellois » Executive Master Immobilier (USL-B)
  13. « La répartition des compétences et le fédéralisme coopératif en matière de sans-abrisme à Bruxelles : des cache-misères ? » Master en Droit (ULB-UMons)
  14. « Vers de nouvelles accessibilités. Le réaménagement de la chaussée de Waterloo et ses alentours au service d’une mobilité plus durable » Master en Architecture (ULB)
  15. « Quelle structuration donner à la coopérative de logement pour une solution de logement abordable à destination de la classe moyenne bruxelloise ? » Excecutive Master Immobilier (USL-B)
  16. “De duizend en meer. Hybride identiteit in de performance van Zwangere Guy en STIKSTOF” Master in Nederlandse Literatuur en Cultuur (Universiteit Utrecht)
  17. “Motivaties en praktijken op de Brusselse tweedehandsmarkt” Master of Science in Sociologie (VUB)

After a second round of evaluations, a laureate was selected. The Brussels Studies Institute will announce the laureate during a ceremony. He/She will receive a prize of €2,000, as well as support in writing a scientific article in the journal Brussels Studies and the making of a short video presentation.

Join us on 9 November 2023 at 18:00 at the Halles Saint-Gery (ground floor).

The ceremony will end with a convivial drink

Admission is free but registration is required.





09 Nov 23


de 18:00 à 20:00




Halles Saint-Gery

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