Luc Vanheerentals is a Belgian freelance journalist.

Luc Vanheerentals (1954) is a political scientist and criminologis. After working for several years at the Department of Criminology of the KU Leuven, he has been an independent professional journalist since 1984. In recent years he has mainly worked for media such as Belga press agency, De RandKrant, De Journalist, Radio2 Vlaams-Brabant, ROBtv, RINGtv... He has also written several books such as 'Fifty Ways to Leave Your Car. Sustainable Alternatives to the Car' (2017), 'Leuven as it is. On the eve of the 2018 elections' (2018), 'The Leuven World Improvers' (2020).

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Name
Luc Vanheerentals
Expertise
Duurzaamheid
Land
Belgium
Stad
Leuven

Supported projects

Pharma sector keeps medical news in tight grip

BRUSSELS - The flip side of pharmaceutical companies' staggering profit figures is that the marketing for their products is incredibly important. Dutch research shows that pharma even spends twice as much money on this than on the development of new drugs. In this study we examine to what extent and in what way health information in the professional media is influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.

Expensive housing in Leuven

  • Economy

LEUVEN - The fact that Leuven is an expensive city to live in has, among other consequences, forced many to move elsewhere. The 2017 City Monitor showed that 15 percent of the inhabitants had plans to do so. No less than 56 percent cited financial reasons for this.

Evaluation of the environmental and climate policy of the city of Leuven

  • Energy
  • Environment

LEUVEN - The European Commission gave Leuven the prestigious Green Leaf Award 2018 for its climate policy and, in its motivation for naming the city the European Capital of Innovation in 2020, referred to 'inspiring governance models' for getting residents, businesses and knowledge institutions to participate in that policy. However, Leuven's excellent climate performance is not evident from the figures of the past decade.