Department of Geography is co-organising 'Open Ruimte, Open Blik'


Open space is more than only what is left of the planned and built space. Open space is a rare commodity in Flanders and needs to offer solutions for urgent and pressing questions, water management during drought or heavy showers, production of renewable energy as an alternative for fossil fuels, sustainable production of food as an answer to demographic growth. Our open space is of crucial importance and needs to be taken care of. This means that open space dictates how other spaces can be used qualitatively and not vice-versa. The conference ‘Open ruimte, open blik’ is an initiative of VRP, Ruimte Vlaanderen, VLM, Team Vlaams Bouwmeester, Departement Landbouw en Visserij, ILVO, INBO, VVSG, VVP, Erasmushogeschool (Opleiding Landschaps- en Tuinarchitectuur), HoGent - School of Arts, KU Leuven (Faculteit Architectuur), Universiteit Antwerpen (Faculteit Ontwerpwetenschappen), Universiteit Gent (Vakgroep Geografie), Universiteit Hasselt (Departement Architectuur en Kunst) en Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Opleiding Stedenbouw en Ruimtelijke Planning).

More information and the programme of both days can be found on the web page: