The Brussels-Capital Region today is confronted by important urban challenges
These challenges, demographic, economic, social, environmental and territorial by nature, have led it to reconsider its territory as a whole via an ambitious and coherent planning policy. More than in any other territory, these challenges are present in the area relating to the canal and their resolution there requires an integrated development approach, combining territorial cohesion and social cohesion, in order to arrive at a clear and shared vision of the future of this area which can be integrated into the Regional Sustainable Development Plan, which is under development.
The Brussels Regional Government is seeking to develop the canal territory, which furthermore goes far beyond the latter’s perimeter, in line with the density, co-education and urban integration objectives, with reinforcement of the housing, the economy and the quality of the public spaces. Its objectives will be implemented through twelve pilot projects as defined by the Canal Plan.
The ambitions developed by the Canal Plan are extremely propitious for the Port of Brussels. Indeed, the whole of the port estate is included in the Canal Plan and nine of the twelve projects approved by the government relate to the Port of Brussels.