[In the News 🇮🇹] Legambiente: ‘The sale of the Ovile spring field risks compromising the cycle/pedestrian path’.
The Siena branch of Legambiente intervenes on the subject of the football field at the Ovile springs: "In recent days, with the private purchase proposal, the story of the former sports facilities outside Porta Ovile seems to have come to an end. For many years they were a place of play and recreation for many young people, and a meeting place for many citizens who went to watch football matches between the various districts; then years of silence and prolonged neglect and disinterest on the part of the administration.
Siena — October 31, 2021
[Siena 🇮🇹] 31 Oct. Urban Trekking to kick-off week of URBiNAT Consortium meetings and dialogues with Sienese partners
A delegation from the URBiNAT project, will participate in the Sienese edition of the 2021 Urban Trekking Day. This study visit is an opportunity to learn about a new approach to tourism, to rediscover the hidden and most unusual aspects of our cities, and to export this format to a European context.
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?