DIGITAL ENABLERS — June 15, 2021
[Digital Enablers] Digital enablers for citizen engagement and co-creation of NBS: Key takeaways for policy makers and city administration
In the recently-released URBiNAT report on digital enablers, "Portfolio of Purposes, Methods, Tools, and Content: Forming Digital Enablers of NBS" key takeaways for various stakeholder groups are outlined. We zoom in on a few implications and key takeaways for policymakers and city administration officials.
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.
From 14 May to 27 June 2021 The Ci.CLO Gallery in Porto will be showing a series of photos by Carlos Barradas who has been documenting the local implementation of the URBiNAT project in the district of Campanhá, Porto., since the summer of 2020.
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?
WEBINAR — June 8, 2021
On 2, 4 & 7 June URBiNAT hosted an Online Seminar Series on the role of the Solidarity Economy to enhance the impact of NBS being implemented as part of urban regeneration programmes. The complete webinar series can be viewed again here.
We are increasingly aware of how the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis unveiled pre-existing unequal conditions, and how it affected individuals, families and communities in significantly different ways depending on their place and socioeconomic conditions. But what does this really mean? How did the people cope with the impacts imposed by COVID-19 mitigation policies? What lessons can we draw from this period?
Seven URBiNAT cities - Sofia, Nantes, Porto, Brussels, Siena, Høje-Taastrup and Nova Gorica - give us a picture of some aspects related to the repercussions, challenges, responses and alternatives that emerged with the pandemic. In this series of seven posts, we share the main measures implemented by local municipalities, and some stories that can inspire alternative and cooperative ways to live together (in) the city.