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The mission of the research group for urban development of the Faculty of design sciences is to contribute to the development of knowledge for the sustainable transformation of cities and urban regions.

We focus on the following research tracks:


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AirTech'byDesign: Technology and urban development together against air pollution in narrow streets

AirTech'byDesign: Technology and urban development together against air pollution in narrow streets

The poor air quality in our cities is currently at the centre of public debates on health living conditions and at the pinnacle of innovative urban planning and mobility policies.

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Privatizing Urban Planning

"Privatizing" Urban Planning: An Examination of the Role of Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) in Flanders from a Comparative Perspective

The Flemish Government aims to limit fragmented landscapes. Its credo goes: "keep open space free & build more in city and village centers." Municipalities and provinces that want to start using the twofold principle may soon be able to do so thanks to “transferable development projects (TDRs).”

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Sustainable mobility and the modal split of cities

Sustainable mobility and the modal split of cities

Sustainable mobility is a leading paradigm in transport research and policy. One of the topics that attracts considerable attention is the modal split of cities. 

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BWMSTRscan

BWMSTRscan

The ‘Bouwmeester Scan’is a new instrument in development, created for local governments for the purpose of an adequat planning policy. 

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