We require to be more open and inclusive whilst looking at alternative models at a more systemic level. Knowing the local community of SME’s, Creatives, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, they are all being hit hard. Working together across a variety of disciplines and sectors, with our Creative thinkers and the Tech communities. With collaboration and drive for designing more inclusive ‘healthy’ and sustainable communities at the heart, which I’ve always believed as being crucial. Interest arises again from some for this city.
Earlier this year, Analogue to Digital our BIDs Belgium related programme, was approached by the European project of the ‘DoIT Challenge’. As we have a focus on both the creative and digital aspect with ‘STEAM’ and social impact aspect for youth. Sharing the project we had contributed with collaborating and mentoring youth from Slovenia with their ‘Pocket Forest’ project. An inspiring initiative with 3 youth from Slovenia representing their ‘Breathtaking Group’.
In late February of this year, I participated and contributed in a conference at Dundee University held by the Academy of Urbanism. Mixing work and pleasure is always a welcome opportunity with travelling to Scotland. Connecting to like minded professionals and community for our shared vision on ‘Integrative Place-making – Addressing the ‘silos with collaborative approaches.’ […]
BIDs launches a collaborative initiative BIDs Belgium will delve deeper into the ‘Inclusive Communities’ programme with some key partners from home and abroad. Further developing the the inclusive principles of Universal Design and combining this with Gender Equal Cities and Communities. This participatory project will involve different user groups of initially two pilot municipalities in […]
BIDs BELGIUM ATTENDS URBAN MAESTRO launch BIDs Belgium attended the launch of the an exciting new project ‘Urban Maestro’ at the Brussels United Nations offices in mid February. A cooperative project between the European Commission and UN Habitat. With partners of Perspective Brussels and UCL. The project is to work together to discover with strategy, […]
Some of our fellow European BID countries gathered at the Association of the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DHIK) in Berlin, Germany in 22nd February 2019. BIDs in Sweden, Go Southampton, Newcastle BIDs, colleagues from the Netherlands all gathered with the BIDs led by DHIK in Germany. The purpose of the meeting was to […]