In the context of the FEDER 2014-2020 call for projects, the city of Namur, assisted by BEP, compiled a portfolio of 11 projects designed to position of the Walloon capital as a smart city, under the title "Namur Innovative City Lab".
In 2015, Namur received 29.6 million euros to co-finance these projects. These funds are made up of 40% European grants, 50 % regional grants and 10% local authority investments. The final project dossier was approved by the Walloon government on 21 July 2016.
An example of these projects is the NID project (for "Namur Intelligente et Durable" that means "Namur smart and sustainable") for the creation of a Third place (a platform for exchange and co-construction between city stakeholders) and an extensive public esplanade at the Grognon site on the banks of the Meuse, the creation of bridge for pedestrians and cyclists linking the site to Jambes and changes to the road system in order to pedestrianise the site.
Namur also wishes to provide new city facilities and services in terms of transport, the environment, public spaces and social provision, all within the context of the sustainable development of the city:
- Transport, through information terminals for users of public transport, dynamic information panels for vehicles, web interfaces in the form of dashboards for residents.
- The environment, through a network of underground bins for the management of household waste.
- Public spaces, with intelligent lighting on pedestrian routes to the Citadelle.
- Social provision, with a focus on digital development in densely populated districts.
City of Namur