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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 20 December

06:15 21/12/2020
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

Brussels Explained: Annekatrien Verdickt

How can we improve health and quality of life in Brussels? During the lockdown, the City of Brussels decided to transform all the streets in the pentagon-shaped city centre into residential areas, which entailed the prioritisation of pedestrians and cyclists and a speed limitation for cars of 20kph. After a few months, this decision was partly revoked. What is the opinion of Annekatrien Verdickt, founder of Filter-Café-Filtré, with regard to these developments? What is the current situation concerning the air quality in Brussels? Do politicians come up with enough innovative solutions? Annekatrien Verdickt gives a presentation on liveability in Brussels, with a focus on the improvement of air quality and the promotion of soft mobility. Hear the full podcast on the De Buren website.


Anyone who wants to fully understand why Belgian fries are so celebrated should give Patatak a try - a chip shop with an original year-old location on the Parvis in Saint-Gilles and a brand new location downtown next to Cirio by the Bourse. We talk with owner Adrien Dewez.

Written by Richard Harris, Paul McNally