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the garden cities of brussels celebrate their 100th anniversary!

The status of garden cities and cooperative housing

On the occasion of the centenary of the Le Logis-Floréal city garden, CIVA is organising, in collaboration with the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Urban and Le Logis-Floréal, an international colloquium on the current state of cooperative garden cities and the capacity of such a model to meet the challenges of contemporary housing.

The symposium on 24 and 25 March 2022 gathered together a wide range of actors: architects, urban planners, historians, sociologists and public and private housing experts. It was an opportunity to examine issues related to the heritage management of a historic complex, but also to examine its community and cooperative dimensions, which were supposed to provide a response to the social demand for housing.

A question which remains current and which we will therefore also examine from a contemporary perspective: is community and/or cooperative housing a response to the social demand for housing today?

© Urban, PP Hofmann
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