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Urban development

Brussels Urban Development (ex-AATL) of the Brussels Regional Public Service is responsible for urban development, housing quality and urban renewal.
The remit of the Brussels Urban Development (ex-AATL) is to manage the balanced, consistent and sustainable development of the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region, while meeting the basic social, economic and environmental needs of the population.

Brussels Urban Development is responsible for various activities:

  • Planning: drawing up and monitoring development and zoning plans
  • Urban development: providing information and issuing regional building permits, issuing recommendations on communal permits
  • Housing in Brussels: improving the living conditions of Brussels inhabitants by granting renovation and improvement subsidies
  • Urban renewal: fighting against blots on the landscape, managing revitalisation programmes
  • Heritage property: conserving and integrating heritage property in daily life
Under the future Regional Sustainable Development Plan (PRDD), the Brussels-Capital Region envisages the construction of large works for the benefit of all inhabitants, in line with the various development goals. For more information, see our dedicated Large urban projects page.


The website Brusky gives an overview of the Brussels urbanization seen from the sky between 1930 and 2012.


Brussels Regional Public Service
Brussels Urban Development (ex-AATL)

CCN - Rue du Progrès, 80/1, 1035 Brussels
Reception and general information
Phone: +32 (0)2 204 17 68/69
Fax: +32 (0)2 204 15 58
Online: (FR/NL)


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