How Brussels is embracing the Doughnut

BRUZZ delves into how Brussels residents are putting the ideas of Doughnut Economics into practice

The Dutch publication Bruzz has posted an article (in Dutch) exploring some of the ways in which the city of Brussels is turning the ideas of Doughnut Economics into action alongside the Brussels Donut initiative.

The Community Land Trust Brussels are challenging housing inequality by supporting communities in owning not just their own homes, but also the land those home are built on. And the homes themselves are being designed with modularity and circularity in mind.

The Masoe project, on the other hand, is a renovation of six buildings with ecological and social rejuvenation at its heart. Local residents are trained in building by recycling, reusing and reviving whatever is on hand.

“It's unbelievable what they can now make with old beams or second-hand windows, their work could easily be placed in a design catalogue. But they have also become full partners of the architecture and construction company.

If everyone works in a multidisciplinary way, you address the collective intelligence and find more and better solutions for every problem. That is co-creation, ” says Myriam Stoffen, Masoe project coordinator.

Both of these projects existed before the introduction of the Brussels Donut initiative, but nonetheless illustrate the potential of using the ideas of Doughnut Economics to help shape a more ecologically safe and socially just Brussels for all its residents.

You can read the full article here.





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