Over half the world’s population lives in cities, and Brussels too is experiencing population growth year by year. According to scientific projections, this growth will continue for some time. The population of Brussels is thus increasing, yet at the same time many residents are leaving. It is not just that more people are coming to live in Brussels: a large number of people who would have liked to stay in the city are also moving away. On the basis of current social developments and future urban challenges, this raises the question of how we can make Brussels a liveable residential city in the future.
On behalf of Innoviris, the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation, three research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BRIO, Interface Demography and TOR) want to find out about your expectations for the Brussels of tomorrow in the BRUXODUS project. Who is the Brussels inhabitant of 2030? How do you see Brussels as a place to live and what conditions will residential life have to meet in the future? What urban facilities should Brussels build and what do you regard as essential in this respect? What role should the government play in shaping the Brussels you envisage? In short, how do you see the future of the city? We would like to know what you think! If you want to join the discussion about the future of Brussels, please take part in our research.