Our work

CityD has been active for almost 20 years and was a pacesetter in the field of centre management, commercial core reinforcement and retail policy.
Today, CityD focuses in Belgium and Flanders on integrated support and A-to-Z guidance for cities and municipalities, traders, developers and other market parties, in the realization of policy, investment and location decisions. From early research about strategic choices to bold action plans for urban functions or projects, that is the path that CityD explores with you. The projects provide more information about 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.

Centre management and combatting vacancy in Aarschot

CityD has been active in the city of Aarschot since 2019 and is still active as city centre manager today. This year the emphasis is mainly on a thorough approach to combatting commercial vacancy in Aarschot and Aarschot recently came into the spotlight with the 'Win je zaak (Win your business)' AZ initiative.

City marketing Oudsbergen

Oudsbergen is a young merged municipality in Limburg. In the city marketing plan we shaped the powerful and connecting identity during positioning workshops.

Master plan centre Oostkamp

The development of the Oostkamp centre master plan by CityD in terms of retail vision.

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.

Reallocation of Colen Monastery

How can a monastery from 1438 remain relevant? A contemporary re-use of an authentic building

Town planning regulation in Schoten

Schoten already had a strategic-commercial plan, so it knew where to place the emphasis and decided to take the next step towards implementing its policy, namely drawing up of a town planning regulation.

Tongeren is looking for AmbioriX factor

With the new project 'Entrepreneurship with character', the city of Tongeren connects the characteristics of the inhabitants of Tongeren with its traders.


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