Given the scope of the Rout Lëns project and the issues involved at the city level, the property developer IKO Real Estate wanted to include the residents in the thinking process by organising a citizens' participatory process early on. This process used various tools to enable a wide range of people to express their views: the survey « Your opinion matters! » and two participatory workshops.

The complete report can be downloaded at the bottom of this page (in French only).

The survey and the workshops were structured in line with the project's four main objectives:

Putting people at the heart of the project

develop a new urban district dedicated to a high-quality lifestyle and the well-being of its residents and users

theme « Quality of life »

Preserving the environment

an all-embracing, integrated and ambitious environmental approach

themes « Sustainable district » in the survey and « Environment » in the workshops

Creating connections

create the missing link between the town centre, the Grenz-Hiehl district and the Ellergronn/Gaalgebierg; foster a lively, friendly neighbourhood life; reconcile the city and nature

themes « Neighbourhood life » in the survey and « Mobility » in the workshops

Enhancing the industrial heritage

rehabilitate the site's most remarkable heritage and blend it with high quality contemporary architecture, to provide a unique cachet and a powerful identity

theme « Heritage »

The citizens' survey
« Your opinion matters! »

Over 220 people took the survey: a representative sample, making it possible to get an initial picture of the participants' expectations and priorities.


of the 227 respondents identified greenspaces as one of the aspects that most enhance the quality of life


of the people questioned thought it important to bring elderly people closer to children


of the interviewees felt it important to preserve the industrial heritage on the site

The participatory workshops

Once the survey was over, the participatory process continued with the workshops. Each of these two mornings, designed to complement each other, brought together around sixty people in the École du Brill (school).