On 20 September 1976, Brussels and public transport operator, STIB, opened its first metro line, serving 16 metro stations. Forty years later, the Brussels metro network comprises 4 lines and 59 stations, and continues to expand.
In celebration of this 40th anniversary, Brussels Mobility, STIB and UITP invite you to a scientific conference on how metro stations can help develop welcoming, connected, cosmopolitan and polycentric metropolises. International speakers will address both the history and the future of metro networks, and the relationship between the development of public transport networks and the restructuring of physical surroundings. Metro stations are places of physical and social exchange. Their integration in the city is key for the development of the city. With historical, architectural, social and political perspectives, the conference programme will focus on rethinking the relationship between mobility and urban development.
The international scientific conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium from 24 to 25 November 2016. The event is open to all and free of charge. Translations will be provided in English, French and Dutch.