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OVER 20 YEARS' PRACTICE IN TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT

Town centre management is diverse, ranging from day-to-day maintenance of urban centres to strategic contributions to economic regeneration and developing future vision of the town as a whole. As a meeting space, a multifunction hub and a breeding ground for economic development, the town centre reflects the good health and dynamism of a territory. This living space requires specially-adapted management methods.

Since our creation in 1997, we have developed and implemented operational and pragmatic solutions to boost and promote city centres. These innovative methodologies imagined and improved over the last two decades are recognized as good practices and used in very different places both in locations (Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, …) and sizes (from very small towns to metropolises).
WHAT WE DO ....
We offer one of a kind services bringing together public and private sectors. We make academics, politics, and economics operate together at local, national, European and international levels. We connect insights with ground issues.

From strategic advice to implementation.

URBAN POLICY

LEGAL FRAMEWORK – STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY - SYMPOSIUMS – REFERENCE MATERIAL
 
As the originator of Town Centre Management in public-private partnerships in Belgium, we have been working hand in hand with local, regional, federal, European, and international public authorities since 1997, on all themes related to city centres.

Together with Wallonia, we launched in 1997 the network of 16 town centre managements in Belgium. For more than twenty years we have coordinated and ongoingly trained these structures. In 2009, we also actively took part in the drafting of the national decree on town centre management unanimously voted by the Parliament.

Furthermore, new urban trends and innovative concepts of city management have been successfully imported and implemented in Belgium thanks to several European projects mounted, coordinated and/or led by the AMCV; the two main INTERREG projects we conducted being TOCEMA & Lively Cities. During TOCEMA, we have built with nine European countries the European standards of town centre management, recognized through a 3-level ISO 9001 certification. Lively Cities however focused on successfully importing the concepts of place making and place management to Europe. Thanks to this project more than 15 public spaces have been redesigned for users between 2011 & 2015 in North West Europe.

In 2016, together with the Ministry of Economy we have written the Walloon plan to boost town centre retail.

We are currently contributing to the White Paper on the revitalization of European City centres, led by the French National Union of the Clothing industry.

CITIES & LOCAL AUTHORITIES

DIAGNOSIS - STRATEGY - GOVERNANCE - SUPPORT – ACTION PLAN

From theory to practice.

We accompany cities and local authorities on a daily basis with customized and operational solutions to improve the vitality of their territory.

Indeed, situations may be similar from one place to another. Yet, if actions and working processes may have a common basis they need to be transposed to each urban core as regards to its context, in order to meet its own needs.



PRIVATE SECTOR

MARKET RESEARCH - OPPORTUNITY - SIZING - IMPACT – LOCATION – FEASABILITY – POSITIONNING – POTENTIAL

These tailor-made processes are also carried out with key stakeholders from the private sector who are essential links in the economic development of city centres.

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