This is a city-wide plan exercise for the metropolitan area of Ghent, Belgium (pop. 248,250). The plan addresses issues of population (aging, immigration, and inequality), mobility and congestion, flood risks, and the spatial implications of new technologies. A series of pilot projects were identified in three strategic locations that turn the city’s most pressing urban issues into opportunities for adaptation, growth and development. The crux of the vision is a proposed intermediate mixed mobility corridor, an offset of which defines the urban growth boundary. In addition to stitching many city neighborhoods together and offering multiple modes of moving around the city, the new mobility corridor also creates new development opportunities.
Urban Growth Boundary 2030, Ghent
Confederatie Bouw, O-VL
2014 — 2015
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure, residential
Alexander D’Hooghe, Matthias Blondia, Aaron Weller