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Modifier 27 October 2021
by MARTHA GIANNAKOPOULOU

ICCARus (Gent knapt op): Accessible Homes, Accessible City

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city of Ghent
A view to a life-long living for seniors and vulnerable citizens.
The City of Ghent puts at the forefront accessibility by making homes adaptable for the elderly needs as well as providing a ‘City for all’.

The city of Ghent has put at the forefront creating a city that can be accessed by all citizens. As part of the ‘City for all’ initiative, the city has prepared routes that are completely accessible with a thorough brochure and map that assists citizens to travel around and experience the city.

Simultaneously the pilot housing project Ghent Knapt Op is in the middle of the renovation wave and delivering transformed homes to project participants that took on the renovation challenge 2 years ago. The pilot programme run by the City of Ghent and a consortium of partners have put at the forefront not only to upgrade living standards of vulnerable citizens but also to provide accessibility solutions as part of its core programme.

 

 

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Ghent Knap Op has already concluded more than 20 renovations out of the 85 total homes that will be delivered by the end of 2022 year.

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