Rome invites students to participate in Reinventing Cities programme


Rome has invited students to propose green projects as part of the C40 Students Reinventing Cities programme.

Headed by Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri, city authorities pointed out that nearly 100 cities from all parts of the world support the project with the aim of creating more sustainable urban spaces.

The international call invites students and academics to cooperate to transform unused urban areas with the aim of improving life for locals and decarbonisation.

The area in question is the stretch of Tiber at Porta Portese, an area of approximately 16 hectares that includes the river and its banks.

The right bank is almost entirely covered with disused buildings in poor condition, while the left bank is dominated by the former slaughterhouse.

City authorities stressed that the competition presents an opportunity to listen to students, involve them in urban development and “draw inspiration from their creative solutions.”

The area in question is in need of transformation and coming projects have the potential to improve the aesthetics and quality of life for the locals. It is of strategic importance and is part of the historic city built along the river.

Interested parties can register on the dedicated website and submit their proposals by 25 May this year, with city authorities noting that winners will be announced in July.

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