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A scientific committee to assist in the access to housing policy in Brussels

The COVID-19 crisis which led to the lockdown in Brussels has highlighted the social duality which characterises the Brussels Capital Region in the domain of housing. Rudi Vervoort – Brussels Region Minister-President – intends to put the focus back on the challenges of access to housing based on controlled urban densification with the maintenance of green areas.
A scientific committee presided by architect-planner Benoît Moritz has just been established for this purpose. This committee, made up of local and international experts, will now assist in the housing policy by putting forward recommendations, some of which will be integrated into the regional re-launch plan.

This panel of experts is made up of:

- Susanne Eliasson, architect-planner at the GRAU (Paris) and professor at the Peter Berhens School of Arts (Dusseldorf).
- Aglae Degros, Director of the Planning Institute at the TU Graz (Austria)
- Michael Ryckwaert, Professor of Planning at the VUB, specialising in questions of access to housing
- Philippe Rahm, a French-Swiss architect, active in the theory and practice of a movement recently named ‘climactic architecture’
- Appoline Vrancken, aspecialist in questions of this type in architecture
- Christine Schaut, a sociologist specialising in urban issues

Read more in L'echo interview [Un comité scientifique pour repenser le logement à Bruxelles ]
Tim Harrup
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