Participation moment, 2015, Gent. Photo: Sis Pillen

Citizens who themselves take the initiative to work on their neighbourhood. It seems like a beautiful intention, which unfortunately is rarely realized in practice. Muide Meulestede proves this to be possible! Residents are the driving force behind a broad-based participatory design process in which the future of the neighbourhood is central. They drew up a shared agenda and made concrete action plans for better mobility, affordable housing, local economy and climate. New coalitions of citizens, entrepreneurs, associations and city services continue their endeavours to actually realize these ambitions and actions.