Read insights from the 10 Actors of Urban Change projects that just completed the program, and how they are shaping the future of their neighborhoods across Europe.
Lecce: Bridging the urban-rural divide What can cities learn from rural regions?
In September, we took Actors of Urban Change to Lecce, in Southern Italy, for our latest network meeting — where participants got to exchange and learn more about the topic of advocacy while also working on their projects. It was also a chance to visit one of the current round’s projects and immerse ourselves into their context.
Micle – pedestrian street Chisinau (MD)
Working with citizens to transform Veronica Micle into a lively pedestrian public space
Hallo: Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg (DE)
Creating a center for active citizenship, city-shaping and diverse encounters through arts and culture
Turbine – creative spacemaking Kherson (UA)
Turning a former factory into a multifunctional open space through citizen participation
BotaniCALL Lecce (IT)
Turning a local botanical garden into a hub for sustainable food growing and community building
R-Urban Poplar London (UK)
Tackling food waste with community energy and circular economy
Growing multicultural communities Oslo (NO)
Urban gardening as a participatory tool to educate, build inclusive communities and empower citizens
Culture on the balcony Rijeka (HR)
Creating micro-hubs for cultural encounters and activating the neighborhood
Resilience Lab Timisoara (RO)
Forming a knowledge network on urban resilience and mapping tools and solutions to the city’s vulnerabilities
Gastronomic Guide of the Migrant Valencia Valencia (ES)
A culinary map of the city’s migrant communities as tool for community-building
Creative space co-creation Vilnius (LT)
Co-creating a sustainable strategy for the use of an abandoned church