Greenery

The SUN project’s urban neighbourhoods, with their industrial era legacies, suffer from a deficit of environmental quality and in particular of green spaces, in comparison with other districts. As the benefits of nature in town require no further demonstration (air quality, temperature control, general well-being, quality of the landscape, and so on),  the SUN project will seek to reinforce the presence of nature in the districts that are involved. As land recycling for the creation of new green spaces is not easy in practice, one possibility will be to green the fringe between the public and the private domain (frontages, blind façades, etc). This exercise will be difficult for the cities to manage on their own, but with the participation of the residents, it will become possible. Each district will nevertheless have to find, through exchanges organised at local and euregional levels, its own greening strategy.

Leader of this action

LEMA-ULg (Belgium)

Operational Team

2010-01-07 | SUN goes online

The SUN projectteam is proud to present the brand new, modern and dynamic website over the project. Enjoy discovering and surfing.

2009-09-29 | Climate module DPL

Contribution by Pieter Valkering (University Maastricht) as an advisor to the workshop 'Climate module DPL' at the Province of Limburg. The workshop adressed the further development of the sustainability monitoring tool DPL (IVAM UvA BV) requested by the Province of Limburg.

2009-09-29 | Lifelong learning Networks

Conference paper entitled “LIFELONG LEARNING NETWORKS FOR SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” to which contributed Christine Ruelle (LEMA-ULg) and Pieter Valkering (University Maastricht), which was presented at the Lüneburg Workshop on Environmental and Sustainability Communication “Communication and learning in networks – Potentials and challenges for environmental sustainability”.

2009-03-31 | Presentation of the SUN project

Christine Ruelle (LEMA-ULg), accompanied by Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg), Dieudonné Lequarré (Eco' Hom) and Christoph Küpper (FHS-Aachen), presented the project SUN at the occasion of the North-European Forum on Sustainable Disctricts which was held on March 31st and April 1st in Dunkerque. That was a unique opportunity to exchange views with many other participants from various regions, implied in other projects of sustainable neighbourhoods.