What is Shape 3010 (Vorm 3010)?
The City of Leuven and non-profit organisation Leuven 2030 started the two-year participation programme 'Shape 3010' to shape Kessel-Lo's public space, together with all its citizens. The initative is supported by the European programme EIT Climate-KIC.
Why this initative?
Kessel-Lo is constantly changing. The population is growing, schools and houses are being built, traffic density is increasing and summers are becoming hotter and drier. With this in the back of our minds, how can we ensure that the public space evolves, so that Kessel-Lo remains a pleasant, enjoyable and healthy place to live?
One thing is certain: if we want to shape Kessel-Lo's public space, we have to do it together with all its citizens. Because who knows better how to make 'their' streets, squares and parks more attractive, than the people of Kessel-Lo themselves?
How will we achieve this?
On the one hand, we consult the broad population of Kessel-Lo, and on the other hand, we come together intensively with a fixed group of 25 inhabitants who form the citizens' panel. The programme is in several stages: first we questioned the broad public, next we generated ideas. Next, we plan en experiment together. All of this forms the input for the new and more ambitious mobility plan for Kessel-Lo.
With this approach, the city and Leuven 2030 aim to 'shape the city' together with its inhabitants. And this with the goal to make room in the best possible way for sustainable mobility, more biodiversity and an attractive public space in general.
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