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 the Ghent University. AMRP is focused on the elaboration of co-evolutionary planning in reference to new spatial challenges, such as cohousing, sustainable mobility, evolutionary (mainport) economy, resilient water management, energy transition, urban health and climate change, according to the principles of actor-relational governance.  Object of attention are the unique features of the Flemish urban landscape as part of the ‘horizontal metropolitan conditions’ of the Eurodelta of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt. 

AMRP is involved in the Institute for Sustainable Mobility (IDM) of the Ghent University, facilitator of the platform 'denktank klimaatadaptatie Vlaanderen (DKA) and coordinator of the present ‘Policy Research Center on Spatial Development Flanders’ (Steunpunt Ruimte). The center organizes prestigious international congresses on a regular basis and awards an annual prize for the best paper and PhD in the field of Spatial Development and Mobility.


The end for the Flemish dream: House, garden

The Flemish minister for spatial planning Joke Schauvliege  want that we live smaller and  nearer to eachother. Will she get her way? Luuk Boelens gives his opinion in "De Tijd". 

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Minister Schauvliege take it easy for spatial planning

What are the real intentions of Minister Schauvliege? The assembled Flemish academic researchers give their opinion in "De Tijd" (Luuk Boelens (UGent), Beitske Boonstra (UGent), Kobe Boussauw (VUB), Tom Coppens (UAntwerpen), Geert De…

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2050 is to late to stop with allotments

Can we save the open space? Minister Schauvliege want to stop to concrete Flanders in 2050. But that's to late for Georges Allaert (De Standaard). .

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