Home to several examples of model neighborhoods for the working classes, Belgium’s main cities are ideal sites to observe the shifts in affordable housing delivery advanced during the twentieth century. After the heyday of garden cities (1915-1930) experimentation gives way to high-rise blocks and more intensive residential types as the post-war shortage of housing increases. The tour showcases the acute confrontation between suburban expansion and more intensive residential types within the specificities of the Belgian setting where this dilemmas concerning affordable working-class housing were among the most pronounced in Europe.

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