Brussels' population rising

According to Mathieu Van Criekingen the rise in Brussels' population is due above all to the arrival of foreigners rather than a reversal of urban flight, i.e., the return of former residents who moved to the greener suburbs.

Results of the study indicate that, even if gentrification in Brussels is still marked by the gradual mutation of workingclass areas into " trendy " rather than " chic " neighbourhoods, this process is already highly selective in social terms. Indeed, whilst various types of migrant are leaving the inner city, their destinations vary markedly, in line with their socio-economic profiles.

Source : Mathieu Van Criekingen, What is happening to Brussels’ inner-city neighbourhoods ? Selective migration from areas undergoing gentrification. Posted on Brussels Studies, Dec. 12, 2006.


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