City of Genk
Genk is a polycentric city with different neighbourhoods, residential fabrics, and target groups. There are major challenges for the spatial and social housing policies in Genk. As well as a major renovation task, which is combined with sustainability, energy, value retention, urban image quality, and poverty alleviation. An (energy) renovation is required for a significant part of the City’s housing portfolio. Being part of the Covenant of Mayors, the City is taking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. The drawing up of a long-term vision and accompanying roadmap indicates the starting point of the urban energy transition with a lot of focus on renewable energy.