JUSTNature 5th Consortium Meeting

JUSTNature 5th Consortium Meeting


This month, the ISOCARP Institute attended JUSTNature’s 5th Project Meeting and 3rd Collaborative CiPeL Workshop in the cities of Bolzano & Merano, Italy. Between April 9th and 11th, we joined representatives from seven cities and thirteen partner organisations to collectively review the progress made since the last Consortium Meeting and exchange on common challenges in the upcoming months. The meeting focused on innovative practices and the best ways to exploit key results.

We concurrently visited Merano’s pilot site, the Garden for All, where the City Practice Lab has planned its nature-based intervention, product of a participatory process carried out with local residents and stakeholders.

Find the event’s press release here, and visit JUSTNature’s website for more updates.


ISOCARP Institute at the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024

ISOCARP Institute at the New
European Bauhaus Festival 2024

We are in Brussels this week for the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024, presenting the activities of one of our projects on the importance of reconnecting nature in the cities, VARCITIES, together with University of Malta and Prospex Institute.

We’re super glad to connect and exchange with other organisations, projects and individuals sharing our concerns around the importance of an urban regeneration that is inclusive, sustainable and provides real added value for citizens!

Happy to meet up again with some of our REGEN partners R2M and LIST, and their amazing MUST table, an interactive tool supporting tangible citizen participation in the planning process!


VARCITIES 7th Progress Meeting

VARCITIES 7th Progress Meeting

The ISOCARP Institute recently participated in the 7th progress meeting of VARCITIES, held in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. We joined representatives from the seven cities and 17 organizations to compose VARCITIES consortium to review the project’s progress and discuss the implementation of 29 innovative solutions across the 7 pilot sites. The meeting, which took place on March 7th and 8th, featured productive discussions on the co-implementation of Visionary Solutions in the pilot cities, with significant progress in the implementation of these solutions, particularly in Skellefteå (Sweden) and Novo Mesto (Slovenia), where solutions are now fully operational, offering direct health and well-being benefits to users.

Together with our partners, we had the opportunity to explore Novo Mesto’s Pilot site, the recreational area of Češča Vas, witnessing firsthand the successful development strategy of the municipality and the operational Visionary Solutions in the area, for a healthier, greener city.

Looking ahead, we anticipate continued collaboration for the last phase of the VARCITIES with the ramping up of co-evaluation and replication activities.

For more information on VARCITIES, please visit: https://varcities.eu/