CityTools is a multidisciplinary urban planning agency working on spatial, social and environmental issues.

CityTools defends a vision of urban planning as a collective process grounded in a city's reality, a social context. This pragmatic approach seems essential to us in order to respond to the growing complexity of contemporary societies.

In order to apply these principles in our missions, our team consists of people from different disciplines bringing complementary personalities, experiences and skills to the collective thinking process.

Office

CityTools srl
Hopstreet 47, box 16
1000 Brussels
T.    (+32) 02 648 83 35
M.  info@citytools.be


TVA BE 0886 924 448
Belfius BE 37 0682 4701 0628

Expertise

CityTools' expertise covers three complementary areas :

Urbanism

Urban design, urban planning, programming, urban governance and strategy, urban planning law, project management.

Urban sociology

Inhabitants' lives and uses, cohesion and living together, urban cultures, communication and participation.

Environnement

Resilience on an urban or neighbourhood scale, urban metabolism, circular economy, environmental law.

How we work ?

CityTools mobilises its skills in four categories of projects, sometimes complementary ones on the same study site :

Design

CityTools offers, within its project teams, an innovative and multidisciplinary approach: town planning, sociology, geography and environment are integrated into the analysis and the creative approach of urban design, in order to offer solutions adapted to local realities: masterplanning, territorial analysis, environmental study, social diagnosis, financial and operational arrangements, etc.

Participation

CityTools' urban approach is built on a collective field process. We offer a series of tools allowing projects to be discussed with the actors in a territory, at each stage: defining competition specifications, mobilising actors, walking diagnosis, discussion forums, virtual participation and webinars, online surveys, participatory workshops, tests in the field, etc.

Project management assistance

CityTools assists project owners and project managers: civil servants, administrators, property developers, architects or town planners in charge of an urban project. CityTools puts its experience at the service of all stages of a project: prospective studies, feasibility, programming, town planning and environmental regulations, specifications, etc.

Culture

CityTools considers itself to play a role in cultural reflection on town planning, architecture and the city in general. This dimension is built at the start of our practice, or through our involvement in various associative, social, or cultural projects: interviews, exhibitions, thematic visits and study trips, implementation of innovative projects, temporary occupations, prefigurations, etc.

Team

Prénom nom

Antoine Crahay

Antoine Crahay
Partner
Geographer, urbanist, environmental management T.    (+32) 0486 29 47 95
M.  antoine.crahay@citytools.be

Nicolas Hemeleers

Nicolas Hemeleers
Partner
Master in law, urbanist

T.    (+32) 0478 51 16 76
M.  nicolas.hemeleers@citytools.be

Mathieu Berger

Mathieu Berger
Partner
Urban sociologist (Prof. Dr) M.  mathieu.berger@citytools.be

Anne-Sophie Vanhelder

Anne-Sophie Vanhelder
Architect, urbanist

T.    (+33) 06 77 91 75 80
M.  annesophie.vanhelder@citytools.be

Laïla El Makhokhi

Laïla El Makhokhi
Sociologist, urbanist M.  laila.elmakhokhi@citytools.be

Alix Imbault

Alix Imbault
Architecte, urbaniste
M.  alix.imbault@citytools.be

Romain Balza

Romain Balza
Architect
T.    (+32) 0488 15 55 09
M.  romain.balza@citytools.be

Thanks again to our former collaborators!

Kim Pironet, Julien Vercruysse, Bruno Husquin, Ngoc Hoang, Kätti Rob, Mathis Fressancourt, Pauline Leclef, Yousra Benasser, Leolo Lawinski, Alice Larsimont, Inès Masson.

Credits

Design: Esther Le Roy
Development: Variable

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