Environmental quality of life in Flanders
Flanders, the Northern region of Belgium, is one of the most urbanized in the world, with a population density close to 500 inhabitants/km². This leads to pressure on the environmental quality. Citizen observatory Meet Mee Mechelen aims to improve the dialogue between citizens and decision makers by creating a platform where they can share information on the local living environment, specifically on air quality and noise. With such a platform, local problems can be signalled, better monitored, put on the political agenda and improved.
Meet Mee Mechelen’s mission is to become an online and offline meeting place where stakeholders gather and build data, information and knowledge about air quality and ambient noise and make it accessible for everyone, to support policy making and initiatives for a better living environment. The citizen observatory envisions a city in which all stakeholders cooperate in a sustainable and constructive manner to keep on improving the air quality and the soundscape.