Designing Brussels ecosystems - Introduction

Designing Brussels Ecosystems - Metrolab Brussels MasterClass II


Brussels Ecosystems: conceptual framework

In Brussels the concept of urban ecosystem emerged over forty years ago, in the context of ecological studies conducted by the interdisciplinary teams of Paul Duvigneaud. The goal of Duvigneaud’s work was to provide a broad perspective of the interdependencies that exist between the human and non-human worlds. While the positivist project of offering a global ecosystem science was eventually abandoned, the ecosystemic approach is today at the heart of research and innovation in a number of areas of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, design and the humanities.

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