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

2010-11-18 | Inhabitants of Hodimont mobilise for greening their neighbourhood!

Today, inhabitants of a social housing building greened and flowered the surroundings of their building, in order to improve the quality of the urban landscape in their district. This project was proposed by social workers active in the neighbourhood, following the call for collective greening projects launched by the City of Verviers in the frame of the SUN project. It was also an opportunity for inhabitants and city practitioners to meet and discuss over a coffee and a piece of pie.

2010-11-06 | Still a greening project implemented in St-Léonard!

This Saturday, inhabitants of the Street "Petites Vignes" built two giant jardinières, made of "big bags" protected by chestnut fences. This project complements the efforts made by certain inhabitants who are already used to green their facade in order to make their street more pleasant to live. And after the effort, comes the time to celebrate the project!

2010-09-29 | Greening started in St-Léonard!

This Wednesday afternoon, at the initiative of a few associations and a school of the neighbourhood, about fourty small and bigger children planted ivy and clematis in order to "green" a concrete wall bordering the corner of two street in the centre of the district. It was an occasion for a convivial tea party with the inhabitants of the closed building, listening to the music of the band invited for the occasion. This greening project was proposed following the call for collective projects launched in January 2010 by the City of Liège in the frame of the SUN project

2010-06-04 | Visit to Green Roofs

Organisation of visits to green roofs in Liège, Venlo and Valkenburg and meeting with the architects and contractors from the quarters Saint-Léonard and Hodimont.

For more informations about the objectives of these visits, clic HERE

2010-01-15 | Vegetaliz'action

Beginning of January 2010 were launched both in Hodimont (Verviers) and St-Leonard (Liège) calls for collective projects for greening the public spaces of the neighbourhoods. These calls were addressed to inhabitants, associations, shopkeepers, companies and schools of the neighbourhoods. The objective is to improve, together, the environmental and lanscape quality of these neighbourhoods which are perceived as very "grey".