FutureStudio Synopsis

The cross-border future workshop for the region between Aachen (DE) and South Limburg/Parkstad (NL) brought together public authorities from the Netherlands and Germany between June and December 2023. With the help of scenario planning tools, participants bridged national spatial perspectives and explored future possibilities for the region until 2100. The focus was on water, soil, landscape, natural resources and the circular economy. The key question driving the discussions was: How will the crossborder Rhine-Meuse region collaborate in the coming decennia, to move into an integrated, flourishing and resilient cross-border region in 2100?