306 VAL

250 TOUR

218 CRU

198 TOUR

156 ABEH

149 GREN

145 CQDA

138 PWB

126 STA

104 NAV

102 JON

051 BRU

049 CQM

016 CQNP

Contract for the Navez-Portaels neighbourhood

Géry Leloutre
Victor Brunfaut
Pauline Beugnies

The moment of developing an urban planning project is a privileged moment to find out about inhabitants’ needs, to interpret the urban structure, to learn along with the residents, workers and users of a neighbourhood, and to create consensus on a common vision of a neighbourhood and its future with local and regional authorities.
Planning for a contract in a Schaerbeek neighbourhood enabled use to push the participative process very far to create this shared vision. This process entailed drawing up a series of documents such as an urban analysis map, a social climate map, a model of the neighbourhood, and of course all the standard analytical reports.
Designing a strategic plan is all about making clear choices, taking responsibility for them, all the while making the best use of a limited investment budget. It is through this principle that participation comes to life. Talking honestly and clearly, and together building on specific social needs.