Genk – North-west District

The north-western portion of the city of Genk includes the three former mining sites of Zwartberg, Waterschei and Winterslag. This area includes the neighbourhoods of Zwartberg, Nieuwe Kempen, Waterschei, Nieuw Texas, Boxbergheide and Winterslag, in all approximately 23,000 residents. The population of this part of the city is highly diversified. It is faced with various problems such as low level of education, considerable unemployment, a weakening of its social cohesion, and increased segregation and degradation. Moreover, the commercial and socio-cultural infrastructures are under pressure. At this time, the consequences of the mine closures are still clearly visible. In order to resolve these problems, the City of Genk is conducting an urban development policy. This encompasses educational support projects, employment- and training-related projects and a great number of district facilitation initiatives (youth clubs, neighbourhood centres, and so on). Similarly, the public domain has not been forgotten and a considerable amount of investment is planned.

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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.

2011-09-14 | Unterstadt district website

As of 14 September 2011, the Unterstadt district now has its own information page on the official Eupen town website. Simply go to: http://www.eupen.be/Wirtschaft/Unterstadt.aspx

2011-03-21 | Sustainable economic plan for Unterstadt

From mid-March, the company Projektplan is starting to draw up a sustainable economic plan for the retail trade location Unterstadt. The town of Eupen is asking business people and the residents of Unterstadt to support the work by taking part in the consultation. Naturally, all information gathered will be subject to data protection and remain anonymous. Those behind the project and the interviewers would like to thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

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.

2010-12-09 | A Kiosk in the Temsepark

Upon request of the population, a wooden chalet should be transformed into a kiosk, with a function as meeting place and as a tourist infodesk.  De first discussions already took place and the renovation is planned for the summer of 2011.