Perspective partner of the Brussels Urban Summit

Join our field visits!


12 > 15 June 2023

Posted on 8 June 2023



The Brussels Urban Summit will be held from 12 to 15 June 2023 - an international summit on the role of cities in tackling the major challenges of our times.
As a partner in the organisation of this exceptional event, Perspective will be contributing by organising field visits.

The Brussels Capital Region and global challenges

Growing urbanisation, climate change, inequality, health and migration are global issues to which cities can and must provide specific solutions, particularly through effective town planning.

In order to meet these challenges and enable the Brussels Capital Region to fully assume its role as a metropolis, Perspective is actively working on defining a territorial development strategy. The strategy will be coherent and innovative, making the most of each region's potential.

In the field with Perspective

At the Brussels Urban Summit, we'll be taking you on a tour of the region's fast-changing neighbourhoods, where our teams are developing a territorial strategy to help make our lives healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable.

We'll guide you through the Canal Zone and the European Quarter.

City scenes along the canal- Tuesday 13 June, 2.30pm - 5pm
Meeting point: SQUARE BRUSSELS
The tour departs from: Quai des Péniches 1000 Brussels (Boarding) - Pont Suzan Daniel

The Canal Territory provides decisive potential to meet the development challenges facing the Brussels Capital Region. The Regional Government has decided to draw up a Master Plan for this area in response to the demographic boom in Brussels, and to seize the urban potential of this part of the Region.

The European Quarter - Wednesday 14 June, 2.30pm - 4pm
Meeting point: SQUARE BRUSSELS
The tour departs from: Schuman Roundabout 1000 Brussels

A new shared urban vision was developed for the European Quarter in May 2022 through participative workshops. It aims to transform it into a more sustainable neighbourhood by tackling the main challenges:

  • turn it into a multipurpose neighbourhood (from 3% to 50% housing) with local amenities and taking advantage of the rise of teleworking
  • transform the local street network into vibrant places for residents and workers
  • radically reduce the carbon footprint of the building stock by stimulating renovation & transformation instead of demolition & reconstruction (circular economy)
  • reduce densification & demineralise the core of urban blocks to offer resident-friendly and climate resilient surroundings
  • tackle isolation by strengthening connections with neighbouring areas and by enhancing natural landscape features such as the Maelbeek valley and the East-West green corridor.


Our health-conscious team is also developing the "Be running" strategy. The aim of this project is to link walking and running routes together in order to create a network and make running an integral part of the public space.
Join us on Tuesday 13 June to see the city through the eyes of a runner.

Stretch your legs in Brussels: how to make Brussels a runner-friendly city?- Tuesday 13 June, 12.15pm - 13.15pm
Meeting point:

Put on your running shoes and sports gear and join us to discover Brussels during a 1-hour run! Departure and finish line are at Perspective’s offices. Showers and sandwiches are provided, as well as changing rooms and a safe place to store your belongings during the run.

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