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        • Social Space Under Construction
          Urban Renewal in Broek, Vilvoorde

        Abstract
        The design research in the multi-ethnic neighbourhood of
        Broek in Vilvoorde attempts to make the larger waterfront
        development more socially inclusive. This neighbourhood was
        once very active, but has become invisible. With this research,
        Broek claims a place on the list of up-and-coming development
        plans. The social space is addressed, with a focus on
        parochial and public relational spheres as well as opportunities
        for economic integration. To this end, the iterative design
        process relies on ethnographic observations and informal
        street interviews. The appropriation of a vacant shed as a
        community centre ensures more balanced traffic access and
        gives a new impulse to neighbourhood activities.
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        Citation
        Goethals & Paul VermeulenMarleen. (2016). Social Space Under Construction. Urban Renewal in Broek, Vilvoorde. Social Poetics . The Architecture of Use and Appropriation, OASE, (96), 85–88. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/96/SocialSpaceUnderConstruction

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