Thanks for your positive ideas and quick engagement in the LINKEDIn group called REMAKING THE CITY. After two days we have built a diverse and robust team of creative 56 members. Now we have to add more synergies. Feel free to expand it and invite witty eco-designer, activists, systemic thinkers, comic-makers, horticulturists and any creative mind.
We are in the process of preparing a new H2020 EU Research application: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/4081-scc-02-2016-2017.html
We are interested in select good precedents and practices from your personal experience. This experience will be curated and shared commonly in our group site. Please contact us for more information if you or your organisation is willing to join it.
Based on the feedbacks received by Francesco, Dijana and others it seems that we have to confer greater and more widespread porosity, permeability and accessibility to our “vacant spaces”. We should draw them with ambition by taking into account the aesthetic quality; resilience and the sense of collectiveness of mobile landscape forms.
The remaking of the European postindustrial landscape involves a substantial remediation of contaminated lands. Brownfields are mainly based on the principles of rebuilding and transformation. So far our research draft is exploring participatory nature-based and landscape solutions by testing temporary recovery mini-strategies in brownfields in European cities. Thus we will trigger future urban regeneration via mobile greenery throughout site–specific interventions and open programmes.
We think that portable community gardens are an adaptive response to empower adaptive landscapes through micro-urbanism. What radical landscape and urban games should we play instead?