Project

Urban Growth Boundary 2030, Ghent

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.  

Location
Gent, Belgium

Client
Confederatie Bouw, O-VL

Year
2014 — 2015

Type
Concept

Area
156km2

Program
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure, residential

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Matthias Blondia, Aaron Weller

Collaborators

African Agricultural-Urban Prototype Settlement

French Gardens of Tervuren