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An inspiring digital seminar is coming up next week with two green Vice-Mayors from the City of Ghent.
About the event:
In the transformation into a socio-ecological society, frontrunner cities have become places of hope for implementing future-oriented policies and reconnecting with citizens. Moving beyond the experiment, they are implementing transitions such as the change from a car-based mobility system into one giving priority to bicycles and public transport, from a city full of concrete into a blue and green city that is a great place to stay and can cope with heat waves. This overall transformation enhances the quality of life for its inhabitants while taking responsibility for global challenges.
One of these inspiring cities is Ghent in Belgium. With the green party already strong in opposition, it entered city government in 2013. Since then, ambitious policies have been developed in fields such as mobility, energy, climate, food and housing. It shows that radical change is possible. For instance, a green mobility plan has led to a 17 per cent drop in car use while bicycle use has increased by more than 50 per cent. The city now also has a food policy and an ambitious social housing policy.
Green Vice-mayors Tine Heyse and Filip Watteeuw will talk about their ambitious policies, how they realize it and of course what their future plans are.
Part of the ‘Cities as Places of Hope’ series; a project launched in 2019 focusing on progressive city networks that are a key factor in the development of a positive narrative on the future of Europe. The project brings together partners from Spain, Croatia, Belgium, North Macedonia, Turkey and The Netherlands.
Where: Online platform – ZOOM
Date and Time: Wednesday 30th June 17:00 – 18:30 PM CET
Audience: This event is an open digital seminar with the Cities as Places of Hope Project Partners, Local Councillors and the general public.
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This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos Think Tank and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation.