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.

2011-04-29 | 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.