RESEARCHERS DRAW ON LOKSTAT FOR A STUDY OF BUILDING PERMIT POLICY IN FLANDERS
The memorandum “Building permit policy in Flanders”, which is part of a four-part report commissioned by the Flemish government, presents an analysis of the building permit database for the whole of Flanders for the period 1962-2016. The database contains more than 3.5 million building permit applications. The LOKSTAT data were used to estimate population growth, which has a direct effect on the number of building permit applications. The LOKSTAT dataset on municipal population sizes is a unique historical source which enables a diverse range of quantitative analyses.
Vanoutrive, Thomas, and Jeroen Cant. Vergunningenbeleid in Vlaanderen: kwantitatieve analyse van de vergunningendatabank (Building permit policy in Flanders: quantitative analysis of the building permit database). Brussels: Flemish Planning Bureau for the Environment and Spatial Development, 2017.