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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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.