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Sofie Verhoeven

City Stories Podcast: The magic of trial-and-error to empower citizens

Sofie Verhoeven, City of Ghent

Last December we have met Sofie Verhoeven in her office in the city hall of Ghent. Sofie is in charge of citizen participation in this beautiful and vibrant city in the Flemish part of Belgium. Ghent counts over 500 local initiatives, including one of the most pioneering renewable community neighbourhood.

Michèle Jacobs

Leuven Lessons: High hopes, high risk, and a medieval city as a modern construction site.

Interview with Michèle Jacobs, in charge of relations with stakeholders of Leuven 2030

“I do it for my children and I want to be able to look them in the eye and tell them that I tried and […]