Milan, Italy, 2012 / 2014

Photo courtesy of ABCittà

This project is a collaboration between several organisations including Legambiente, ABCittà, the municipality of Milan, Amici del Parco Trotter and Zone 2 Milan. The goal is to requalify nine school gardens in the city of Milan through a participatory process.

The pupils participated in workshop activities where they made drawings and scale models to express their needs and desires for their school gardens. The children worked with architects and engineers to better understand the limits and the feasibility of the project.

The project offers a method for improving the green spaces of the city, and of promoting a sense of belonging in children and young people. The co-design, workshop and animation activities carried out during the implementation phase represent a first step towards the activation of these spaces.

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