chapter  11
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Central Belgium: Polycentrism in a Federal Context

ByChristian Vandermotten, Marcel Roelandts, Laurent Aujean, Etienne Castiau

Polycentrism is promoted as an answer to diseconomies of scale resulting from congestion affecting large urban areas, and as a strategic tool for development and improved spatial equity. What is the impact of polycentrism in Belgium, a country characterized by a very small, quite densely urbanized territory divided into three autonomous regions within a federal context of government?