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The Centre for mobility and spatial planning (AMRP) is a multidisciplinary and international oriented research-teaching group of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University.

AMRP is focused on the elaboration of co-evolutionary planning in reference to emerging spatial challenges, such as citizens and community-led urban development, housing, heritage, sustainable mobility, evolutionary (mainport) economy, resilient water management, energy transition, urban health, open space and climate change. Such spatial challenges are characterized by uncertainty, new actors, a changing playing field and institutional landscape. Research takes place according to the principles of actor-relational governance, in which both citizens, businesses and government are regarded as pro-active contributors to spatial transformation. Object of attention are the unique features of the Eurodelta (rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt) and Flemish urban landscape. Its characteristic ‘horizontal metropolitan conditions’ are studied in comparison with cities, metropolitan areas and regional delta’s across Europe and the world.

AMRP is involved in the Institute for Sustainable Mobility (IDM) of the Ghent University, and awards an annual prize for the best paper, PhD or project in the field of Spatial Development and Mobility (MORO). AMRP is involved in European projects FRAMES (INTERREG), FloodLabel (JPI) and OpenHeritage (H2020). The Centre organizes prestigious international congresses on a regular basis, is the national/Flanders contact point for ESPON and URBACT and an active participant within the European AESOP network.

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The mobiscore put his finger on the problem

Ann Pisman said in Trends that there are a lot off misunderstanding about the spatial planning policy plan. It is more subtle (pdf). It is still possible for people to live on the country side.

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Your house stand in a region threatened by flooding?

An expert can visit your house for free. This expert will give you advice to protect your house (test-case Frames). The visit take one and a half hour. you can subscribe on: https://forms.gle/kHQBeJkLSauNdV6u9 Why are we doing…

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More bikers, less accidents

Two direction bike lanes are dangerous and the more bikers on the street how safer for the bikers. That are 2 conclusions of the  UGent research project where they check the traffic in the Centre of Antwerp (Dirk Lauwers, Hwa-Chyi…

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