The A Place To Be-Come project focusses on reconnecting people in less affluent neighbourhoods with local opportunities and green spaces. Its main objective is increasing social inclusion in these areas through a combination of nature-based training, promoting and co-developing spaces with residents, and enabling them to have a greater role in the planning and development of their local areas.
The problem in Seraing was that parks and green spaces in less affluent neighbourhoods were not well maintained or used very much. Green spaces had a poor appearance and poor reputation among many of the locals. And they were often ‘fear spaces’ – areas where people were afraid to go at all, or only at certain times, due to the nature and character of the space, how it was used or how it was presented.