|Your Name||Eduardo Borem Teixeira|
|TRP Cohort Assignment||Europe Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 2|
|Study Cohort Members|
Romina Ojeda Rakela
|Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)|
|Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)|
Brownfield redevelopment, an old sugar factory transformed into a mixed urban project (a sustainable regional business park).
|Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?|
As a group we put the goal of being excited as our first goal. As our conversation went on we realized that also access to the information of the project as well as a person of contact has to be at hand without difficulties. Sugar parc is both interesting and accessible to us.
Reflecting our thoughts on why this is the project we came to the conclusion that this old factory that was transformed into a mixed urban project with significant nature input can have enough leverage to the community, since we were discussing the importance of our project’s potential due to its social impacts. As we said It’s more than a building, we could have an impact on the community.
The project also has a sustainability focus already, it has undergone the process of the Flemish Sustainability Standard for neighborhoods.
Lastly, the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) is looking towards regenerative development already, which we also found quite interesting.
|Additional Useful Information|
The former Suikerfabriek (sugar beet processing plant) at Veurne is a good example of a sustainable brownfield development with a mix of living, working, recreation, nature and urban agriculture in which the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) carries out process and project management from its land position, in close cooperation with its partner, the city of Veurne and with project developer ION for the housing project.
In terms of nature integration, the project is monitored on the basis of the Flemish Sustainability Meter, based on the 11th SDG: Sustainable cities and human settlements, and has many interfaces with the other SDGs (mobility, energy, nature, water, well-being, etc.). Vision of future: 1st phase of the residential project (150 units), another 500 residential units need to be realized over the next 17 years (2040). They are planning 10/20/30 years and preparing the cities for this (integrate green-blue networks).
Different qualities of the project: *Space to live *Space for working *Space for nature *Space for mobility
|Date Created||September 21, 2023|