Metrolab takes the standpoint of urban ecology affirming the oneoness of man and nature. Brussels is regarded as an ecosystem and urbanization itself is a constitutively socio-natural process. Brussels’ metropolitan area is the context where the intricate socio-natural relation of the city unfolds.
The close collaboration of the disciplines behind the Metrolab will enable to review Brussels’ metabolism through process-oriented accounts of its circulatory dynamics. This will emphasise the interplay of local, regional, and global systems sustaining the city urban form and it will inform practitioners – the actors of the ERBF projects – about the impact of their interventions.