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The Genk revolution:
from industrial
to environmental

69 GARDENS
GENK, BELGIUM

First the coal mines, then industry and now new urban vegetable gardens. Over the last century, between factory closings and conversions, the city has had change over and over again. Today genk has hit its stride, thanks to a new cycle of sustainable development, guided by its human and natural capital.

BEES!

IN ADDITION TO GREEN SPACE, GENK HAS WELCOMED THE RETURN OF BEES, WHICH, THANKS TO EFFORTS BY LOCAL RESIDENTS, HAVE FOUND THE IDEAL CONDITIONS TO THRIVE AND TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ENTIRE CITY.

69 Gardens: to each his own eden

A disused industrial area has been turned into 69 gardens. Sixty-nine places to meet and grow organic food. This is what nourishes the city and its social inclusion.

2014-19 Genk’s strategic plan
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