Lecce, London, Oslo, Timisoara: Embracing community-oriented, nature-based urban design
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.
BotaniCALL Lecce (IT)
Turning a local botanical garden into a hub for sustainable food growing and community building
Oh what a day! On the first day of the #Lecce Academy Meeting, we explored the countryside around the city, turning an organic farm into our outdoor classroom, experiencing first-hand the benefits of access to rural areas to our urban lives. We saw and learned about Team Lecce’s project in the botanical garden, made lamps out of the reeds that grow there, and saw the place come alive in the evening with a beautiful performance and a fantastic community of supporters and volunteers.
Thank you again to all at @ortijanub for making the magic happen!
Photos by @panosgeorgiou
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