Nature can be a source of innovation and inspiration to transform our cities.
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
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
Last week, audiovisual artists Francesco Giannico and Claudia Mollese mapped and recorded the sounds and images of the Salento Botanical Garden. Tomorrow, we will be treated to a live Botanic Symphony to celebrate and support the project of #TeamLecce, who are hosting our Academy Meeting for the next four days. The event is free and open to the public, so if you happen to be in Southern Italy – join us!⠀
#AMLecce #ActorsAcademy #ruralurbanlink #placemaking #publicspaces #urbangardening #naturalarchitecture
Looking good, #TeamLecce! Afro Carpentieri, Marco Carlino, Francesca Guarascio and Giulia Toscani from @ortijanub are our hosts for the next #ActorsAcademy, which starts in a little over a month in southern Italy. We’re really excited and can’t wait to share all the details of the program, which will explore the urban-rural link through the lens of their project – turning the local botanical garden into a hub for food growing, learning, community building and planning of urban green areas. Stay tuned!
#urbanchange #ortobotanicodelsalento #janub #greencities #greenbuilding #urbangardening #sustainablecities