Lively Cities’ aim is to turn misused, underused or unused public spaces into new destinations where people choose to spend their spare time. How? By using new concepts in Europe: place making and place management. The project is supported by a bottom-up approach, where communities are questioned about their expectations and requests on defined spaces in order to propose solutions to decisions makers.
Place Mansart in La Louvière, Belgium, one of the 8 partners of the project. Each partner identified in their own city one or more misused, underused unused public spaces. Because these public spaces have not been designed for people, they aren’t used by people.