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Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 173–198 | Cite as

The spatial structure(s) of the Belgian housing stock

  • Dominique Vanneste
  • Isabelle Thomas
  • Lieve Vanderstraeten
Article

Abstract

This paper presents the spatial structure(s) of the Belgian housing stock and the spatial outcome of socio-economic inequalities at a (sub)regional level and shows the link with the cultural landscape. A selection of housing patterns illustrates the processes that segment the Belgian housing stock today: north–south contrasts, east–west differences, centre–periphery and urban–non-urban dualities.

Keywords

Housing Spatial segmentation Belgium 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We thank the Federal Service for Scientific Policy and the Federal Service for Economy—Department of Statistics for their support by financing our research through the programme ‘Atlas’ and by providing funding for the publication of the report.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Vanneste
    • 1
  • Isabelle Thomas
    • 2
  • Lieve Vanderstraeten
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group for Social and Economic GeographyCatholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven)Leuven Belgium
  2. 2.Department of GeographyCatholic University of Leuven (UCL) CORELouvain-la-Neuve Belgium

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