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New European Bauhaus – EU Commission Launch

It’s been eagerly awaited – the launch of the New European Bauhaus by the European Commission President von der Leyen during her State of the Union Address during 2020. In January 2021 the Design phase was launched of this ambitious and exciting new initiative. Bringing together the cross sector of the cultural, economic and environmental […]

Brussels: How to help boost a Post-Corona City

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.

‘Pocket Forest’ Climate Challenge – Earth Day – Mentoring Youth in Slovenia

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’.

‘Silo’ Busting in Place-making with the Academy of Urbanism

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.’ […]

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC SPACES

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 […]

URBAN MAESTRO LAUNCH

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, […]