Mohamed Ridouani is Mayor in the city of Leuven and was previously responsible for Education, Sustainability, Economy and Urban Development.He was elected Mayor in October 2018. He stands for positive change and aims to turn Leuven into one of the most caring, green and prosperous cities in Europe, in cooperation with the citizens, knowledge institutions, companies and organisations.
Showcase for experiences and measures already adopted in cities and urban environments to improve life of citizens. Leading climate action at local level with a clear view on priorities and the future course of action.
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He’s the inspirer of Leuven 2030, in which more than 300 companies, organizations and citizens are united to turn Leuven into a sustainable and CO2-neutral city by the year 2030. For that cooperation Leuven received the European Green Leaf Award 2018 from the European Commission. Ridouani also initiated Leuven MindGate, an economic platform with 400 members that will boost Leuven as the world’s hotspot for health, technology and creativity.