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The Canal area in the spotlight at Mipim in Cannes

The Canal area in the spotlight at Mipim in Cannes

2013-03-07 – This year, the dynamism present in the Canal area and its manifold potential will be put in the spotlight by the Brussels-Capital Region at Mipim, the international property fair for professionals that will be held in Cannes from 12 to 15 March.

This will be achieved among other means by a brochure and a clip, two original media inspired by the graphic approach of Bru+ and produced by the Urban Development Agency for the Brussels-Capital Region (ADT-ATO) with the support of the ERDF (European Regional Development Funds) and the Region. A series of lectures will also be given in connection with Mipim, with the aim of presenting current developments in the Canal area.

This part of Brusselsoffers numerous spaces and plenty of opportunities for innovation, growth, creativity and ambition. The Region is also developing a strategy here which is based on this potential and aims to meet housing needs, as it is here that the significant demographic growth that is forecast in Brussels will be concentrated. The authorities have already invested extensively here since the creation of the Region, in areas such as upgrading land, improving facilities, infrastructure, buildings and public spaces, and constructing and renovating housing. In recent years, there has been an abundance of achievements and ambitious projects – private, public and mixed: Belgium’s tallest residential tower, a new sustainable district, a EuropeanSchool, the first hotel overlooking the Canal, a cruise terminal, an eco-business park, andmore besides.

Several strategic plans currently being devised will also converge to reinforce this underlying dynamism further.