Academic journal dedicated to studying my home town
Its mission "consists in making free and easily accessible scientific articles on Brussels' reality in order to stimulate their use in the public debate. Brussels Studies is an entirely trilingual journal (French, Dutch and English [yes every article - welcome to Belgium!]) which presents on its website articles that are accessible to non-specialised readers" - check it out.
Also have a look at this article by a friend of mine on whether Brussels could be chosen using centres of gravity: ‘diplomatic’, ‘demographic’, ‘metropolitan’ and ‘civic’