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LOCAL INITIATIVES

Adelaide, Eindhoven, Amsterdam & Bucharest

SPLASH ADELAIDE © morganiseit (CC BY 2.0)

A D E L A I D E Not long ago, Adelaide could use a ‘splash’ of placemaking. And so, Splash Adelaide was born. This project brings the city’s streets and spaces to life through a series of community-run urban experiments intended to increase the vibrancy and vitality of the city, such as street parties, outdoor film screenings, spontaneous orchestral performances and urban guerilla-style vegetable gardens.

splashadelaide.com.au

GEWILDGROEI E I N D H O V E N Gewildgroei is a green movement started by Vincent Wittenberg and Bennie Meek. With this movement, the designers want to create awareness around the usefulness of spontaneous vegetation in our cities. We spend a lot of money to get rid of it, but the weeds are actually a great support to combat the curse of climate change. The city needs wild plants!

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VACARESTI NATURE PARK © Maurice Boyer

B U C H A R E S T Văcărești Nature Park is a wetland, formed on the site of a hydro technical project commenced by the Communist regime in 1986 and left unfinished. Văcărești has been reconquered by nature and wildlife without any human intervention, to become one of Romania’s most diverse ecosystems, in the middle of one of Europe’s densest cities.

A M S T E R D A M BOOST Ringdijk is a temporary meeting place for refugees and neighbourhood residents, where they can get to know each other. Actively participating and being involved are simple but very important aspects of the integration and naturalisation process. BOOST develops programmes that stimulate the process of becoming part of the ‘social fabric’ of Dutch society.

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