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Colouring inside what lines?: interference of the urban growth boundary and the political-administrative border of Brussels

Kobe Boussauw UGent, Georges Allaert UGent and Frank Witlox UGent (2013) EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. 21(10). p.1509-1527
abstract
This paper discusses the relationship between the political-administrative border and the urban growth boundary around Brussels, the Belgian capital. Our hypothesis is that the interests of the various regions and language groups in Belgium interfere strongly with urban planning policies, implying that the administrative border of the Brussels-Capital Region operates in reality as an unintended urban growth boundary. Based on demographics, commuter data and property market features, we argue that this situation may cause excessive urban compaction of the Brussels-Capital Region, while spillover effects to municipalities that are rather distant from Brussels may result in undesired forms of suburbanization and long distance commuting.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
urban growth boundary, Belgium, Brussels, urban containment policy, language border, CONTAINMENT POLICIES, HOUSING PRICES, SPRAWL, FLANDERS, GEOGRAPHY, SPACE, FORM
journal title
EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES
Eur. Plan. Stud.
volume
21
issue
10
pages
1509 - 1527
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000325960000003
JCR category
URBAN STUDIES
JCR impact factor
1.025 (2013)
JCR rank
17/38 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
0965-4313
DOI
10.1080/09654313.2012.722952
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2963454
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2963454
date created
2012-07-19 01:26:25
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:11:58
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the relationship between the political-administrative border and the urban growth boundary around Brussels, the Belgian capital. Our hypothesis is that the interests of the various regions and language groups in Belgium interfere strongly with urban planning policies, implying that the administrative border of the Brussels-Capital Region operates in reality as an unintended urban growth boundary. Based on demographics, commuter data and property market features, we argue that this situation may cause excessive urban compaction of the Brussels-Capital Region, while spillover effects to municipalities that are rather distant from Brussels may result in undesired forms of suburbanization and long distance commuting.},
  author       = {Boussauw, Kobe and Allaert, Georges and Witlox, Frank},
  issn         = {0965-4313},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES},
  keyword      = {urban growth boundary,Belgium,Brussels,urban containment policy,language border,CONTAINMENT POLICIES,HOUSING PRICES,SPRAWL,FLANDERS,GEOGRAPHY,SPACE,FORM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1509--1527},
  title        = {Colouring inside what lines?: interference of the urban growth boundary and the political-administrative border of Brussels},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.722952},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Boussauw, Kobe, Georges Allaert, and Frank Witlox. 2013. “Colouring Inside What Lines?: Interference of the Urban Growth Boundary and the Political-administrative Border of Brussels.” European Planning Studies 21 (10): 1509–1527.
APA
Boussauw, K., Allaert, G., & Witlox, F. (2013). Colouring inside what lines?: interference of the urban growth boundary and the political-administrative border of Brussels. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, 21(10), 1509–1527.
Vancouver
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Boussauw K, Allaert G, Witlox F. Colouring inside what lines?: interference of the urban growth boundary and the political-administrative border of Brussels. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. 2013;21(10):1509–27.
MLA
Boussauw, Kobe, Georges Allaert, and Frank Witlox. “Colouring Inside What Lines?: Interference of the Urban Growth Boundary and the Political-administrative Border of Brussels.” EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 21.10 (2013): 1509–1527. Print.