GREENSPIRATION: GENK’S NATURAL CAPITAL AS A DRIVER FOR SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION
Genk is the greenest city of Flanders, a young and vibrant city colored by the diversity that went hand-in-hand with its rich mining history. Confronted with the challenges of economic downturn, the city is at the forefront of exploring new economic models based upon new notions such as a circular economy, an entrepreneurial city, smart development and cleantech innovation. In this open dialogue session, we would like to explore with you the following:
- how the city can harness nature’s value benefitting all forms of (social, natural and economic) capital;
- how Genk’s natural capital can accelerate smart and inclusive innovation;
- how Genk’s natural capital can be of value and generate value to create a prospering resilient city.
17:30 – 18:30 Join us on the organic, locally produced networking dinner by Roberto Love Food
18:30 – 18:35 Roberto Simone will explain why he loves sustainably produced food
18:35 – 18:50 Mayor Wim Dries and Deputy Mayor Joke Quintens will set the stage for greenspiration with insights from Genk City
18:50 – 19:00 Leen Gorissen will give a sneak peek into the mechanisms for acceleration of sustainability transitions
19:00 – 20:30 Dialogue session – How to harness Genk’s natural capital as a driver for sustainable value creation? The session will be co-hosted by Derk Loorbach & Leen Gorissen.
Location: C-mine crib, C-mine 12, 3600 Genk
The dinner will be hosted in the Co-working space (-1 floor) and the dialogue session will be hosted in the Creativity Loft (top floor).