Abandoned mining site in Beringen, Belgium. Gent University planning students @ugentmasrp went on a site visit to the former mining region of Flanders, the Netherlands and Germany – now OpenHeritage’s Observatory Case “GrünMetropol”, to study attempts to reconvert the mining heritage by branding and developing connecting infrastructure.

How to bring your heritage alive? Especially in a former mining region, crossing various national borders?

Invest in connecting infrastructure, a joint narrative and local community engagement. On Wednesday 22nd of May, students of @ugentmasrp presented the results of their field work on the Observatory Case of GrünMetropol.