Astrid De Witte is research associate at the Flemish University of Brussels (Vrije universiteit Brussel or VUB). She holds a PhD titled ‘The impact of ‘free’ transport on travel behaviour’ and participated in several Federal research projects regarding travel behavior, public transport, company cars and sustainable mobility. Currently she is working on a Prospective Research for Brussels project where she will perform an in-depth analysis of modal choice and travel behaviour in, to and from Brussels. Recent publications: www.vub.ac.be/MOSI-T
Patrick Deboosere, master's in political science and PhD in sociology, is linked to the Interface Demography research group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His research focuses on household composition trends and health demographics. He has contributed to various publications concerning the Brussels-Capital Region's population. P. Deboosere, S. Demarest, V. Lorant, P.-J. Miermans, M.-I. Farfan-Portet, H. Van Oyen (2006), Santé et soins de proximité, Enquête socioéconomique 2001, Monograph 1.
Jean-Michel Decroly is a professor of human, urban and tourism geography at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is co-director of the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Tourisme Territoires et Société (LIToTeS) and chairs the Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire (IGEAT). He has recently co-edited Tourisme et société : mutations, enjeux et défis published by Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles and Mutations des territoires dans le Monde à l’aube du XXIe siècle published by Harmattan.
Florence Delmotte is a doctor of political science (ULB) and a qualified FNRS researcher at Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL). Her research focuses on the theoretical issues regarding the transformations of the state as well as on the new methods of urban public action in Brussels. She has published in particular Norbert Elias : la civilisation et l'Etat, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles (2007).
Pascal Delwit is a political science professor at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he conducts his work at the Centre d'étude de la vie politique. He is among others the author of La vie politique en Belgique de 1830 à nos jours, published by Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles (2010, revised and enlarged 2nd edition).
Stéphane Demeter works at the Department of Monuments and Sites of the Brussels-Capital Region where he has coordinated the management of archaeological heritage since 1996. He is co-author of the Atlas du sous-sol archéologique de la Région de Bruxelles (24 volumes - 1992/2011). At the same time, he is conducting in-depth research on the mediaeval fortifications in Brussels. He is president of ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Belgian francophone branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.
Direction des Monuments et Sites de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Bernard Deprez is a translator, with a Masters in Architectural Engineering. He teaches eco-design and energy design at the ISACF La Cambre, and coordinates or participates in training sessions at the ULB and UCL. He is a founder and member of the Board of the Plateforme Maison Passive, and also works as Sustainable Neighbourhoods facilitator for Bruxelles-environnement. He has recently published: "Voyages en Pentagonie: 2029", Cahier de La Cambre, n°7 (editor in chief).
Kris Deschouwer is a Professor within the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on the political representation of parties in complex political systems. Deschouwer, K. (2009), "Coalition formation in multi-level settings: Belgium 1995-2008", Regional and Federal Studies, vol 19, no 1, p. 13-35
Christian Dessouroux holds a doctorate in geography and is a researcher at the Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He became interested in the role of public spaces in contemporary urban policies in Europe (doctoral thesis) before conducting research on the urbanistic development of Brussels in the 19th and 20th centuries, published under the title Espaces partagés, espaces disputés – Bruxelles, une capitale et ses habitants (2008). His interest in cartographic analysis and urban history has led him to contribute to several publications on urbanistic policies, transport and the history of Brussels. He recently coordinated a collective work with Michel De Beule entitled Bruxelles, ses bureaux, ses employés.
Hervé Devillé has a PhD in economics from Brussels Free University (Université libre de Bruxelles - ULB) and is a professor at Catholic University of Lille (Université catholique de Lille), France, where he teaches macroeconomics, economic and environmental policy, and labour economics. He is also a consultant for the European Communities and on secondment with the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region. He is the author of a number of publications on the labour market.