The basic considerations are the anticipated increase in the size of the population and the current congested mobility. Their vision for the region in 2050 is to have a city with a small town feel, providing low-traffic cores, space for pedestrians and cyclists and an extensive public transportsystem. The planners are keen to create a sustainable Airport City.
These plans are apparently meeting strong resistance. Ministers Joke Schauvliege and Ben Weyts claim the proposals enjoy the supportof only a limited number of officials. The statement is not politically validated and they have no intention of continuing with the urbanisation process.