Out now: Actors of Urban Change Magazine Nature, community, spaces: The future of European cities
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