A unique harbor city, the beating heart of Curaçao, is of tremendous cultural-historical value and offers opportunity for a wide array of users and stakeholders. A 2018 government project brought together residents, stakeholders, local and international experts, like the United Nations, to develop a future identity for the inner city districts. Currently a program is being developed for the regeneration of the inner city, named ‘suidat vibrante’ (vibrant city). This government program builds on the diverse identities of the districts and aims to utilize the different possibilities of the inner city with both public and private partners.
The areas need to be attractive and accessible to create an inner city in which people, like before, want to live work and spend time.
The goal is to transform Willemstad into a vibrant city by:
- Encouraging public, private and public/private projects of different scales of magnitude to strengthen the different identities;
- Creating new ways of living and residing in the inner city;
- Facilitating easy access by car and public transportation into the city, supported by the centralization of parking facilities;
- Making the city more pleasant and attractive for walking and biking; and
- Greening of the inner city.