In Turin on April 21st and 22nd is scheduled the "Mid-Term Conference" of the European project proGIreg: the virtual tour that presents Turin and its ability to regenerate with nature. It will be an opportunity to explore the 10 green infrastructures realized in the last two years in the Mirafiori Sud district within the Turin Living Lab.
Turin, like other cities such as Zagreb (Croatia), Dortmund (Germany) and Ningbo (China) with "follower" cities such as Cascais (Portugal), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Piraeus (Greece) and Zanica (Bosnia Herzegovina), has accepted the challenge of regenerating the areas of the city that have always had an industrial connotation through experiments based on nature.
In fact, actions of regeneration of the environment and the territory (gardens in schools, green corridors, gardens for pollinators, community gardens, green roofs and walls, areas of regenerated soil) have been initiated by scientists, researchers, educators and institutions together with citizens of all ages.
During the two days, interviews, presentations and debates will alternate as important moments of confrontation around the pioneering work of the Living Lab of Mirafiori. The spaces of Green Pea, the first green retail park in the world opened in Turin at the beginning of the year, will host the speeches of the speakers of the various local partners, which will alternate with video presentations of the various projects carried out in the area.
21st April Morning - 9:30AM
Introduction to Torino Living Lab
The first stop will be a school where a green wall and a raised bed garden have been made. The second one will be the "WOW space" where a green roof and a pollinator friendly garden with some beehives have been realized in an abandoned public building.
21st April afternoon - 2PM
Along the Sangone river
The first stop will be the "new soil" test site and the second will be the "Orti Generali" site where citizens rented gardens and community garden areas coexist. The route will take place along the Sangone River.
22nd April Morning - 9:30AM
In the factory block
The first stage will be the vegetable garden created in the courtyard of the association "Crescere Insieme Onlus" and the second the outdoor green wall created at the dormitory for the homeless. The route takes place in the block that includes the large Fiat plant in Mirafiori
Discover the interactive map of the Mirafiori Living Lab