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Brussels, Belgium 

Pilot 3.2 — Risks and environmental inequalities (floodings)

 

With the increased urbanisation of the Maelbeek valley, Gray Street has frequently been flooded. This pilot project aims to federate and empower a community of citizens who feel marginalised in order to propose co-creative solutions through participatory processes.

 

In so doing, the pilot project will restore trust between inhabitants and political powers and allow a better understanding of the reasons behind the flooding and the actions required to mitigate this issue.

Topic: Risk and inequalities (Brussels, Dakar, London)

Flooding is known to be the most prevalent risk associated with climate change. Unequally distributed, this risk often compounds existing spatial and housing inequalities. It is also a space / location for interesting experiments (Rotative funds against flooding in Senegal) and vast alliances with the Etats Généraux de l’Eau (EGEB) in the Brussels region. Both locations have strong records in original co-productions that have been recognized by local authorities. Another risk is associated with the pandemic, worked out collectively (London recovery plan) and also assessed in Ile de France in terms of collaborative and solidarity urban action.

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