What’s next for the pedestrian zone and the city centre? The Brussels Center Observatory [BSI-BCO] and Perspective.brussels are pleased to invite you to the finissage of the exhibition “Brussels Hypercentre: from pedestrian zone to urban project”.

What is there to discover? :

* The results of the Masterclass.
* The conclusions of the thematic working groups (economic activities, mobility and governance), which took place in March and April.
* The conclusions of the guided tours of the exhibition with different groups: government administration, politicians, civil society, etc.
* The BSI-BCO study, presented in our second Portfolio # 2, with a dozen new contributions.

Registration link

Also don’t miss on 15th May:

Agora urban Master Class

The debates on the revitalisation of Brussels city centre (extension of the pedestrian zone, improvements to the ‘Petite Ceinture’ inner ring-road, etc.) revolve mainly around mobility policy and environmental and socio-economic issues. Despite these projects being situated in often-remarkable historic neighbourhoods, the patrimonial aspect has been little discussed. Yet a better integration of the historic urban landscape into contemporary projects would bring two benefits. Firstly, it would mean focusing on inherited spaces whose qualities (architectural, urbanistic, functional) are in many respects an asset for today’s urban development. Secondly, it would imply a redevelopment of the public space that would restore meaning, visibility and legibility to the Brussels patrimony.

Christophe Loir is a historian and professor at the ULB where he is Head of the History Department.

Registration on Bozar website.