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14 February 2019
Laying the foundations towards a common vision in Turin
Mirafiori Sud is creating a vision of its own future: with initial ideas being of a place where all people - young and old - want to live, work, build connections and friendships, and can freely travel around by bicycle, and where green businesses flourish. Mirafiori Sud is the southern sub-district of Turin and proGIreg’s Living Lab in the city. As the former location for FIAT’s automobile industry, it has a working class heritage and active local community ready to join the...
7 February 2019
From steel plants to garden plants: how Dortmund’s industrial heritage is powering its green future
Who makes urban space? How do you decide which route to take to work, or where to spend a sunny day? Anyone who has ever stepped off a paved footpath to take a shortcut knows that citizens do not follow an instruction manual. City planning provides an outline of how urban space can be, and the habits and preferences of the people who live there make that space into a home. The German city of Dortmund is regenerating some of its most critical former industrial spaces and understands the value of...