By 2030 an additional 330,000 households will have to be accommodated in Flanders. Within the traditional Flemish planning model, dwellings for these households will most probably take the form of detached single-family houses, a typology that consumes too much space and energy and is responsible for gradually urbanizing the whole of Flanders, wasting scarce qualities and resources.
Initiated by the Flemish Government Architect, this study questions this traditional method of planning and tries to develop a new growth model for Flanders. This trajectory aims to gradually test, adjust, and improve existing planning tools and processes trough a collective effort, passing through different strata of design and policy, from a local to a regional scale.
The study will eventually produce an adapted set of contexts and typologies, which will serve as a basis for a series of exemplary and innovative pilot projects in social housing.