16 Sep '13

'Call for sustainable local planning'

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The patchwork-like landscape that came into being halfway through the 20th century in the Rand is now out of step with the times. Empty office buildings, an emerging housing crisis and mobility grinding to a halt.

The patchwork-like landscape that came into being halfway through the 20th century in the Rand is now out of step with the times. Empty office buildings, an emerging housing crisis and mobility grinding to a halt. The City3 association is calling for a sustainable local planning policy to be targeted on the eastern part of the Rand because the challenge is greater there than anywhere else. 'The former NATO site, plots of land, the Woluweveld agricultural area and the business parks in Zaventem, Diegem and the A201 are geographically close to each. The contrast between the housing, open spaces and business activities creates a spatially exciting environment in this region. As NATO will soon be relocating, the old site has to be earmarked for a new purposes', says Jorg De Vriese, coordinator of the PeriFeria event. (RK, okt 2013)