Eupen – Unterstadt

The Unterstadt (Ville-Basse) neighbourhood is located in the south-eastern part of Eupen, the county town of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The district has 5,500 residents. It was developed in the 19th century as a show place of the textile industry because of the presence of water from two rivers, the Helle and the Vesdre. After the decline of the textile industry, the cable industry was established there, and is currently one of the Region’s main employers. This district, characterised by a considerable interweaving of industrial and residential units, is currently suffering from traffic congestion, empty housing and commercial units, and a negative image. The presence of the Helle and the Vesdre, the forest surroundings, the Hautes Fagnes/Eifel Nature Reserve, as well as the nearby dam on the Vesdre, all are favourable elements for making the Ville-Basse District a tourist resort, a place with attractive housing, and a sustainable urban district.

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2011-09-22 | Progress at the Temsepark

The renovation work at the Temsepark is progressing well and the transformation is slowly starting to take shape.

2011-04-29 | Végétaliz'action campaign video 2010

On 20 September, a film presenting the green community projects organised as part of the Végétaliz'action campaign 2010 was shown to the project sponsors for the 2011 campaign. The film can be viewed on the website of the St-Léonard SAC [Service d’Activités Citoyennes – community support service] at http://sac-saintleonard.be/.

2011-04-29 | ‘Big bags’ as plant pots in St-Léonard

After much debate and many discussions with the town’s landscaping department and the University of Liège, five groups of residents from St-Léonard district set about making giant plant pots out of ‘big bags’ and protective fencing out of chestnut wood. These giant plant pots can now be found in four locations throughout the district.

2011-02-18 | Greening project Eupen Unterstatd : pPublic projectcall

The town of Eupen is promoting the greening of Unterstadt. More nature in the town also means a better quality of life for residents. Greening brings life into the area and makes living there more attractive.

Alongside neighbours, schools, clubs or other groups, you can take part in this and submit an actual project: the greening of a small square, or a corner of a road, planting up roads, balconies, façades of buildings, etc.

2010-11-26 | A renovation of the Temsepark

Together with a landscape architect and the SUN-Projectteam, the inhabitants of the neighbourhood Unterstadt have planned the renovation of the Temsepark. The first works are planned for spring 2011. To see first plans, clic HERE.