The perspective.brussels Territorial Knowledge department analyses the urban, social, economic and environmental reality of Brussels districts in order to support harmonious regional development.
To understand the urban issues (FR or NL version), the department builds observation tools (databases) and regularly monitors the evolution of land and buildings in the Brussels Region: housing, offices, industrial workshops, etc. It produces territorial diagnoses, maps and thematic studies. Conducted upstream of urban projects (FR ou NL version), this work leads to recommendations for future development plans and public investment in housing and facilities of collective interest.
In order to anchor its analyses in the realities on the ground, the Territorial Knowledge department employs experts that address a wide range of issues, thereby designing optimal territorial planning which is adapted to current realities and challenges. To this end, the department works closely with various actors in the field of areas that are essential to the development of the Brussels region: health and social services, the urban and innovative economy, culture and more recently student life and sport. In 2019, two new units were set up within Perspective to enhance its expertise and respond to the needs of specific regional targets and issues: the Student Life Unit and the Sport Unit (belonging to the Directorate General).
The Territorial Knowledge department also organises events and establishes partnerships with the academic world in order to share and encourage the production of knowledge about the Brussels-Capital Region, and to highlight current and future urban challenges.