Nature can be a source of innovation and inspiration to transform our cities.
It emerged out of nothing last May, and returned to nothing in September. Now, Berlin’s @floatinguniversity is trying to find ways to keep this inner-city offshore laboratory for collective, experimental learning alive. Actor of Urban Change Dorothee Halbrock from @halllohalllohalllo and #TeamHamburg was dean of Floating University’s open programs. She shared with us her impressions of the summer as well as the project’s outlook for the future. Read her story on our website – link in bio! ⠀
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Floating University Berlin “Making a place emerge out of a dump”
From May to September, students and practitioners built an inner city offshore laboratory for collective, experimental learning on an old concrete rainwater basin in Berlin. Now, they are trying to create a long-term vision around the temporary structures.
BotaniCALL Lecce (IT)
Turning a local botanical garden into a hub for sustainable food growing and community building
Resilience Lab Timisoara (RO)
Forming a knowledge network on urban resilience and mapping tools and solutions to the city’s vulnerabilities
uTree Greening Budapest (HU)
Revitalizing inner courtyards to create urban green space, strengthen communities, and help climate adaptation
We’re delighted that #TeamTimisoara’s Healing Grid project won the BETA 2018 prize in the Initiatives, Experiments and Vision section! 👏 🙌 💪 The team enrolled in the regional Architecture Biennale competition in order to promote Timisoara’s opportunity to turn the drainage channels into ecological corridors that bring nature to the city. The members of the international Jury have praised the concept for its simplicity and potential of impact on multiple aspects: from increased resilience to flooding risks and improving urban life quality to providing a nature-based solution for linking the city with its peripheries and the larger region.⠀
Congrats to our Actors and their local team on the well-deserved win!⠀
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What does an urban healing grid look like? #TeamTimisoara is exploring the concept in the The Healing Grid Workshops, a pilot project of their newly created Resilience Lab Timisoara. For two weeks, urban planners, IT specialists, landscape designers, engineers, geographers, academics and citizens are working on solutions for expanding the green infrastructure of the city. With workshops on spatial analysis, 3D mapping, a landscape study and a tactical intervention, they want to transform Timisoara’s grid of drainage channels into a blue-green network with landscaping, ecological, recreational and health promoting values. ⠀
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