This is the story of a neighbourhood that is in the process of reinventing itself.
Crêt de Roc might have a strange name, but what it also has in abundance is ideas. Perched up there on its hill, the neighbourhood has undergone a genuine eco-sustainable transformation, but without looking down on anybody – quite the contrary. Sustainable housing, social ties, a youth hostel, alternative modes of consumption, respect for biodiversity… Its famous steps now attract artists, entrepreneurs and associations. In fact it’s thanks to one of them that this is a place on the move: Rues du Développement Durable (= Sustainable Development Streets). With a very strong commitment to the social and solidarity economy, it organises “thinkshops” with local residents, puts life back in empty premises and even offers solidarity offices. Carton Plein is another association that has turned an old cardboard factory into a popup artistic venue open to all. And what can you say about the initiatives of the Centre International de Séjour Clairvivre-Wogenscky, the youth hostel that sits up at the top of the hill and whose architecture can’t help but remind you of a certain Le Corbusier… Hurry up and call in there, the ideas just keep coming.

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