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Development processes, actors and policies University of Antwerp

In today's globalised world, we conceive of development as a multi-level and multi-actor process. Development is a patchy process, pushed and pulled in different directions and unfolding in different time scales. Development policies are both part of this process and impacting on it. IOB studies the patchwork of actors and dynamics entangled in political processes in order to identify time and place bound opportunities for change towards a more ...

Research Group for Urban Development University of Antwerp

The Research Group for Urban Development 's mission is to contribute to knowledge about urban development , aimed at a sustainable transformation of the city . Knowledge which concerns both the concrete spatial and process aspects of urban development . The dual perspective , which both focus is given to the design of innovative solutions such as the ability to implement projects in a real strategic policy context is reflected in the research ...

Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Cosmopolis is a research centre within the Department of Geography of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is dedicated to research and teaching in geography, spatial planning and urban design. Committed to pursuing both academic and practice relevant research, Cosmopolis actively engages policy makers, governments, citizen networks and other urban partners to transform knowledge into action.

Department of Architecture and urban planning Ghent University

At the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning research concerns various fields like Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism; Construction Technique and Building Physics; Research by Design in Architecture, Urbanism and Urban Design; Computer Aided Design.Research topics reach from fundamental research and theoretical questions to applied and broad societal problems. As well long-term research on doctoral and postdoctoral level as ...

Critical Urban Research Brussels Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Observing the need for a strong Brussels-based research network on urban affairs, CURB intends to strengthen existing ties between researchers at ULB and VUB in the interdisciplinary field of Urban Studies. The joint research group is (initially) centered on the piilars of critical urban geographical analysis and urban planning & design. CURB is expected to provide a framework to develop future research collaborations, by increasing the ...

Brussels Centre for Urban Studies Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS) represents more than twenty research groups from different departments and faculties of the VUB, and has close ties with the Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), the Brussels University Alliance (BUA), the equivalent networks at the ULB and USL-B, as well as other urban studies centers in Europe and worldwide.

Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes Vrije Universiteit Brussel


HOST is a research group from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel that conducts innovative research in the field of urban history. As one of the spearhead research teams within the university, it aims to contribute to insights into contemporary societal challenges. HOST’s research mission is to study the interactions between social inequality, migration and social relations in a long-term and comparative perspective. Our team draws on expertise in ...

Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City University of Antwerp

The research of OASeS is structured around three research tracks. The first research track 'poverty, social inequality and social exclusion' continues a long tradition of scientific and policy-oriented research on poverty and other forms of social exclusion in OASeS. This research track deals with the following themes: poverty policy and anti-poverty strategies; the relation between poverty, welfare state and migration; culture and poverty; ...