The federation

Brussels Town Planning Federation

The FBU’s objective is to enable its members to meet and to maintain a transdisciplinary debate on the city, aiming at promoting towards different public and private real estate and town planning stakeholders, a plural, innovative and sustainable vision of the city of Brussels.

Founded in 1976, under a non-profit organisation jurisdiction, the Federation brings together representatives of the public sector, design offices, the construction and real estate sector, academia and politics, for a harmonious development of Brussels’ city.

Many events are organized for our members.


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  • Study Trips

    By visiting projects and meeting with local actors, study trips enable us to discover town planning and real estate strategies developed in other cities with challenges similar to the city of Brussels.

  • Conferences & debates

    Oriented on specific town planning problems specific to the city of Brussels, conferences and debates are occasions to develop and confront different point of views.

  • The Golden Rules of Town Planning

    The Golden Rules are destined to reward remarkable works, such as urban ensembles or public spaces, in order to draw attention from citizens to their exemplariness.

Madam, Sir, dear members,

In the wake of this new year, we would like to thank you for your trust, and wish you success, progress and enthusiasm for the year 2018.

Two events were organized in 2017 : a study trip in Marseille in June, and The Golden Rules of Town Planning gala dinner on November 16, which enabled to highlight 33 projects selected by the Jury.

For 2018, we have concocted a substantial programme : beginning of February, there will be a conference on the new organisation of the Brussels’ administration, a study trip in Copenhagen in September, followed by the 2nd edition of the Brussels Urban Landscape Biennal the same month.

The FBU will organise other events in partnership with ULI, CUB-FUP and ARIB, which will be communicated to you later during the year.

All this past and future events can be found on our website

As mentioned in our statutes, in order to participate to the Federation’s events, an annual fee needs to settled.

Furthermore, each year, for the purpose of the proper functioning of our federation, we have the pleasure of offering your to (re)register as a member for the duration of a year.

During the board meeting that took place on September 13 2017, we have fixed the amount of the annual fee to 500,00 euros for public and private organizations, and to 100,00 euros for individuals for the period from 1/01/2018 to 31/12/2018. This membership will give you privileged access to our different activities, as well as advantages to events organized in partnership with the CUB, ULI, FUP, ABAJP, ARIB…

Your 2018 contribution is very precious in order to pursue, along with all different sectors, the will to defend a high quality of urban planning.

« In the race for quality, there is no finish line » David Kearns

We thank you for settling your membership fee before the 31/01/2018 by referring to the details indicated in the membership form.

We hope to count you as a new member, or for another year, please accept, Madam, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.


For the board

Guillaume van der Vaeren