Eurocity Kortrijk on the map

Building a digital collaborative map for the Eurometropolis

On the 26th of November iDROPS – in association with Reboot Stories and NEXT Festival – organised the fourth edition of LEARN DO SHARE in Flanders.

The Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai is the first bordercrossing ‘European metropolis’. In 2008 this cross-border program was adopted to progressively erase administrative, political and cultural borders. Seven years after the official start, much has already changed, but many challenges remain. The call for action is getting stronger and citizens want to take matters into their own hands.

During an action packed program in Kortrijk’s Creative Buda Center active citizens, creative entrepreneurs, thinkers and doers let themselves be inspired by excellent examples from around the world. The following thought provoking question was to be answered by the participants during the day: “What does your future city look like?”

We set up an interactive Design Doing Lab using the Map Your City App and mapped the realized and new opportunities of Kortrijk. The result: a “collaborative urban opportunity map” for the Eurometropolis, which will be supported by Map Your City for 1 year for everyone to work and collaborate on and share ideas for their future cities.

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Project Details

  • Plaats: Kortrijk, Flandres, Belgium
  • Initiatiefnemer: NEXT Festival, iDrops
  • Datum: 26/11/2015
  • Projectfase: Project Execution