With the closing of the schools, an important phase of the participation process of the H2020 URBiNAT (Urban Innovative & Inclusive Nature) project has come to an end. The project involves the Municipality of Siena, together with 7 other European cities, for the regeneration of green spaces through a shared path between public administration and citizens.
As COVID-19 tore across Europe and the world it struck at the heart of our societies, taking lives and revealing in a harsher, more uncompromising light the extent of social, economic, and environmental disparities within our communities. In some sense, the pandemic spread indiscriminately. Yet, it is clear that factors such as income level, housing type, neighborhood, and other socioeconomic variables would (once again..) determine starkly different levels of exposure or risk. Individuals, families, and communities have not suffered the effects of the pandemic in the same way. But what does this really mean? How have people coped with the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 mitigation policies? What lessons can we draw from this period?
In April and May 2021 URBiNAT partners in Siena hosted a series of webinars covering diverse aspects of the co-creation of a Healthy Corridor in the district of Ravacciano. The complete webinar series can be viewed again here.
Siena’s historic centre is characterised by valleys and green areas located within the city walls or just outside them. These spaces are used for agriculture and represent a landscape and and natural heritage of inestimable value that must be safeguarded and enhanced. The URBiNAT Healthy Corridor will be located in the district of Ravacciano but extends to other green areas surrounding the city, and the associations operating within them.
[SIENA 🇮🇹] Technical Visit: Recap of meetings between consortium members and citizens or Ravacciano & San Miniato October 2020
October 2020. Representatives of citizens' associations from Ravacciano and San Miniato, and other stakeholders involved in the local implementation of the URBiNAT project, met with consortium members for series of co-planning meetings and walk-throughs.