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The concrete stop, what does it cost?

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:Exploratory research into the budgetary and financial impact of reducing additional land take in Flanders
On 30 November 2016, the Flemish Government approved the White Paper on Flanders' Spatial Policy Plan (BRV)1. Central to this is the objective to reduce the daily additional land take to zero by 2040: the so-called 'concrete stop'. At the moment we all take up an average of six hectares of extra space per day for housing, industrial and commercial activities, transport infrastructure, recreation, parks and gardens. The Flemish Government wants to put an end to this and at the same time, with the approval of the White Paper, commissioned an exploratory study on the costs and benefits of this transition. The study, which was carried out by the Dutch consultancy firm Stec Groep and followed up by both the administration and the Flemish Government, received a great deal of attention in the press.
Journal: Ruimte: Vakblad van de Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning
ISSN: 2032-0809
Issue: 40
Pages: 18-21
Number of pages: 4
Publication year:2018