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Super Terram – for living soil in the city

What is the role of soil in the city? The question seems so logical, but it immediately leads you on an exploration in which you can get lost. And for BRAL, the pertinent question was added: what is the role of soil in urban planning and urbanism? This 'bottin' shows the multitude of ideas out there.

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Coalition for Healthy Air treats European Commission to cake

On the morning of 12 May, several campaign groups and organizations presented a cake to the European Commission as a playful action to "congratulate" it on the seventh anniversary of the launch proceedings against the Belgian government over poor air quality. The campaigners also compelled the European Commission to base new air quality standards on the latest scientific and medical knowledge.

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“Where does the rain go?” - Relive the conference

On March 6th 2023, Brussels became the European center of urban rainwater management for a short moment. London, Copenhagen, Paris and Brussels revealed their plans to avoid floods and sewage overflows. We hope that the information will live on after the conference, so don’t hesitate to view, review and share the different presentations.

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The empowering virtues of citizen science!

Nicola da Schio, member of BRAL and long-time partner in one of our first citizen science project on air quality, Smarterlabs, wrote an article for Habitatmap about his lessons learned.

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Super Terram - Dérive

The dérive of Super Terram was a playful, creative and collective wandering from which alternative stories emerged for Schaerbeek-Formation as well as for life related to the soils that are there.

Super Terram - Dérive

The dérive of Super Terram was a playful, creative and collective wandering from which alternative stories emerged for Schaerbeek-Formation as well as for life related to the soils that are there.

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Picnic the Streets ten years later

In June 2012, a giant unauthorized picnic took place on the Place de la Bourse. Come celebrate the anniversary on June, 12.

 

Picnic the Streets ten years later

In June 2012, a giant unauthorized picnic took place on the Place de la Bourse. Come celebrate the anniversary on June, 12.

 

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Slowly shifting course in Brussels' urbanism

Lot of news from the Brussels' urbanism front. Our eye fell on two items we followed from up close: the tower fetish in the European quarter and an automatic percentage of public - not yet social - housing to developments.

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Hold your Pee & Poo When it rains

Help, the sewers are leaking! Every year huge volumes of wastewater flow directly into the canal and the Senne via the sewage overflows. This happens when it rains and in Belgium, it doesn’t just rain – il drache.

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Investire, investire, e investire – Commoning Europe in Italy

From April 4 to 8, Toha, Yannick and Hanne were out and about in Florence, Italy. We bring you a short impression of four days of the JTSE (Joint Staff Training Event) in Campi di Bisenzio in Italy for Commoning Europe, our Erasmus+ project.

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CurieuzenAir reveals a striking disparity in air pollution levels across Brussels

Between 25 September and 23 October 2021, 3,000 Brussels citizens participated in CurieuzenAir, the largest ever citizen science project on air quality in our capital. These are the results.