Contrary to what is assumed by its administration, we do not believe that Genk is in need of a city center. The city of Genk is a juxtaposition of rather indifferent parts developed along its main roads. Traditional notions of urban continuity are scarce and only revealed on a pedestrian level. This basic duality (extreme car accessibility combined with loops of pedestrian traffic) is taken up as the driving force of the masterplan: Slow Genk Fast Genk.
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In wetlands on the outskirts of the city of Wuxi in eastern China, the new Tian Yi neighbourhood is seeing the light of day. The former industrial area will be integrated into Wuxi’s existing urban structure, and the area’s natural environment will once again have its original flora and fauna. With the focus on sustainability, Tian Yi will be an independent and compact mixed neighbourhood with homes and businesses, allowing residents to fulfil all their needs locally. The area is part of a larger master plan for the 2 km² big area.