“Green to Cool”

Meeting in Hasselt 

Thursday, 18 June 2015 (9.30 AM – 6.00 PM)


1)       Explanation of the climate issue by an expert

è      VITO with data


2)       Round table on the cities’ current practices

è      Ghent is aware of the problem … presentation by Jasmin Lauwaert, staff member of the Alderman of Environment, Climate, Energy and North-South’s Cabinet

è      Preparation on the basis of a survey


3)       Presentation:  Which measures do we take on micro – and macro level

è      Liesbet De Keersmaecker- Ambassador Green Cities (or Zero Emission Solutions or TECHNUM)

è      Johan Bogaert (LNE)

è      Indicating that traditional green infrastructures aren’t enough


4)       Best practices

è      Liesbet De Keersmaecker/ Ambassador Green Cities? Johan Bogaert? Vito? Gent? all?


5)       Brainstorming (micro + macro)

è      2 groups: civil servants of the Environment Department + town planners

è      Concrete suggestions for middle-sized cities, Hasselt as case studie


6)       Discussion/conclusions


Friday, 19 June 2015 (9.30 AM – 12.30 PM)

1)       Continuation of the brainstorming

2)       Panel of experts

è      Will the ideas have an influence? Are we innovative enough?

è      Where + how do we continue the work/ inspiration the own city/ do we need to discuss costs/ benefits?

è      How do we create a political support?

è      Is a European project possible and useful? How and what?


Appointments for further cooperation 

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