Economy

Economic development of the urban neighbourhoods can be activated by various levers: endogenous development (creation of activities by local resources, and especially by migrant populations, hosting and support of such activities); territorial marketing (image and development theme enhancement); improvement of the urban environmental quality (which inevitably influences a territory’s capacity to attract residents and companies). Thus, district development involves a collection of complementary activities and dynamics, in which every economic and urban management player has a role to play. But can the actions of these various players be co-ordinated so that they contribute to a development strategy that is appropriate and beneficial for each district? The SUN project, via the experiments that it will be conducting, will try to provide some answers to these questions.

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Leader of this action

City of Liege (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.