Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Considers how demographic changes and the fluctuations of the estate market in the Brussels suburbia interact in a situation of four-fold crisis: the general economic crisis, the worldwide decline of great cities, the diminishing value of estate property and the special conditions created in Brussels by the political and institutional developments arising from increased regionalization in Belgium. Brussels underwent an ever-accelerating peri- urbanization, with a marked preference for the Southwestern sector (Walloon part of the Brabant province). In the last section of the paper, it is demonstrated that, in the peri-urban zone, the dynamics of demography and estate development do not exhibit a complete parallelism.-after English summary