What’s POPSing? Creating valuable privately-owned public spaces in Brussels

The Tour & Taxis park has been described by De Standaard as “a quirky lab between slum and loft, for the city of today and tomorrow”. Adjacent to the park, “a bustling neighbourhood for everyone in Brussels to enjoy” with “generous space for people to stroll and relax together, or to attend events, exhibitions and festivals” shall arise. These promising descriptions rely on the public character of the area, whereas it is actually privately-owned. This blog post examines the legal status of such “privately-owned public spaces” in Brussels. Continue reading “What’s POPSing? Creating valuable privately-owned public spaces in Brussels”

De toegang tot de rechter in Vlaamse vergunningsprocedures: spreken is zilver, zwijgen is… fout?

De Codextrein introduceerde eind 2017 een ‘procedurele trechter’ of ‘fuik’ in de artikelen 53 en 105 van het OmgevingsvergunningendecreetIn een recent arrest ging het Grondwettelijk Hof over tot de vernietiging van deze procedurele trechter. Continue reading “De toegang tot de rechter in Vlaamse vergunningsprocedures: spreken is zilver, zwijgen is… fout?”