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Building Kirchberg

Kirchberg, Luxembourg in 1980

Kirchberg is the physical manifestation of Luxembourg’s international ambitions. Understanding the history of Kirchberg is crucial, as we try to understand how our City plans our lives and our future. It represents the shift for Luxembourg’s dependency on the steel economy, to a service economy. Over the now 60 years of development, Kirchberg is still… Continue reading Building Kirchberg

The Importance of Participation in a Democracy

Participating in Local Elections Luxembourg 2023

L'importance de la participation dans une démocratie (lire en francais) Barack Obama, in his reply to a student in April 2016, said the following (and it stuck with me since): On your college campuses, half the folks, maybe two-thirds of the folks who don’t vote don’t vote because they’re just not paying attention.They don’t consider… Continue reading The Importance of Participation in a Democracy

Integration Matters

Foreign Residents and their role in Luxembourgish society, and my plea to get you to participate. The biggest issue I need to highlight is that only about 1 in 10 of our foreign residents participate in our local elections. Elections that are far more important than the turnout suggests.

COVID Announcements in Luxembourg – Clarity over Patriotism

EN COVID related announcements from the Government in Luxembourg should be made predominently in French. According to STATEC the most predominentaly spoken language in the country. I understand the reasons we increasingly use Luxembourgish in government related work and announcements, however in the middle of a once in a century pandemic, I believe, Luxembourg should… Continue reading COVID Announcements in Luxembourg – Clarity over Patriotism