Tussen buurt en stadsregio : Anderhalf jaar stedelijk beleid in Vlaanderen

  • Leo Peeters


Since several elections since 1991 were won by an extreme right political party, especially in the Flanders and in the city of Antwerp, polities has responded with an increase in attention for environmental and social policies. In a first reaction - and after a longstand period of budget cuts - more money was invested in the building ofsocial housing. Later this policy was broadened to a more comprehensive policy for the cities, trying to integrate the brick-and-mortar approaches with welfare policies. In this contribution three things are put into perspective. The first deals with the rise of the urban problems. A second part deals with the new policies who are implemented today. These are territorially targeted at poor neighbourhoods. In a final part these policies are situated in a regional context since the liveability of the central cities can not be seen without its regional context, since very often the more wealthy people are living outside the administrative boundaries while the vulnerable social groups are living in the older inner city neighbourhoods.

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Peeters, L., (1997) “Tussen buurt en stadsregio : Anderhalf jaar stedelijk beleid in Vlaanderen”, Res Publica 39(1), p.125-138. doi:

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Published on
30 Mar 1997
Peer Reviewed