Creating vibrant places for happy people

Welcome to the dynamic city

Determining the compass of a city or a region, that is what drives us. This compass provides direction and perspective to all parties involved, both public and private, and allows all stakeholders to further explore and follow the chosen path. Doing so we work together to create resilient cities, centres and regions.

CityD strengthens local and regional dynamics based on targeted research, clear visions and, above all, a feasible package of measures. Our work focuses on City marketing and centre management, trade and hotel&catering industry, spatial economy, tourism and leisure, real estate and area development. Our ultimate goal is to make your and our environment attractive for residents, visitors and companies.

Passion, expertise and commitment… that is the lubricant.

  • City Marketing and Centre Management

    It is clear that the gem of CityD lies in city marketing and centre management. The manager started in 1999 as the first centre manager in Flanders for the city of Genk. The inner city bug never faded. The first assignment was to draw an inner-city marketing plan for the non-profit organization Centrummanagement Genk. Today, CityD guides many cities in strategic communication and city marketing and often implements approved plans. This translates into targeted city or center management, depending on the chosen focus. The essence is always the same: together we can do more and vision without execution is a dead letter.

  • Trade and hotel & catering industry

    Trade, hospitality, catering industry and services are often the beating heart of every core, municipality and city. Besides their economic function, they are important for meeting, relaxing and experiencing. Find out how your local economy can flourish here.

  • Spatial economics

    CityD can help shape spatial policy as a partner of local governments. From its background in consultancy on spatial-economic issues, it is the ideal partner to define strategic policy visions for the area and develop instruments. Doing so, CityD contributes to achieving the spatial-economic objectives of the administration.

  • Tourism and leisure

    How do you ensure that tourists, residents, visitors, culture lovers, conference guests and recreationists find their way to your city or location? And how do you deal with redevelopment, MICE actors and supra-local collaborations, also for locations without government exploitation? With a strong strategic plan you make your location, city or region more than attractive.

  • Real estate and area development

    Buildings and spaces that are being developed today require the use of sustainable raw materials and substantial financial resources. Development is therefore best thought through from a long-term perspective, taking into account the needs of the market and of future generations. CityD helps you limit the risks of your real estate project or area development through thorough research and clear future-proof visions. This for developer, government and investor alike.

Our work

Quality scan and supervision of conference venues within Flanders Heritage Venue network of Visit Flanders

CityD has been assigned since 2018 to support Visit Flanders Convention Bureau in the development of the Flanders Heritage Venues network, a network of experiential and quality conference venues.

Repurposing of Poeke Castle in Aalter

After Visit Flanders became the owner of Poeke Castle in Aalter, the castle needed to be redeveloped. CityD was commissioned to investigate various ideas for feasibility, desirability and other factors.

Support for local economy in Zaventem

CityD has been involved in trade support and city-centre support projects in Zaventem since 2020. We are continuing our work to further strengthen local trade.

Research on publicly accessible spaces

VLAIO (the Flemish Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency) builds the lively centres of the future. What policy is needed around public-oriented functions to build resilient commercial and providing centres? CityD analyses the public-oriented offer, tests existing policy, examines developments and formulates recommendations.

Policy plan for the hotel&catering industry in Beringen

With the policy plan for the hotel&catering industry in Beringen, a balanced policy has been developed for all hotel & catering entrepreneurs and hotel&restaurant lovers. Not only in Beringen centre, but also in the surrounding areas.

Office market study for city of Kortrijk and Leiedal region

The 'offices' market segment is an important segment in Kortrijk and the surrounding area, but it is also a market that is constantly changing. The city of Kortrijk and the intermunicipal company Leiedal asked CityD and JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle) to examine this market segment.

ENA Cluster (Economic Network Albert Canal) West Limburg

We prepared the study 'Spatial-economic strategy for the "ENA cluster West Limburg' on behalf of the Flemish government, Environment Department.

De Vitrine – inspiration platform for busy centres

The Vitrine is VLAIO's inspiration platform for everyone who helps build the bustling centers of the future.

Partners, organisations and customers we work with:


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