Planning for Real project in Ivrea, Italy

The Planning For Real Unit delivered PfR online training  in Ivrea (Italy) as the starting point of a small-scale regeneration project of the area in front of the local intermodal centre (train and bus stations).

Working with a local cooperative (ZAC) and the local Council, the Planning For Real Unit helped a Turin-based association (LaQUP APS) train community development workers.

Fifty young people from two high schools in the neighbourhood were engaged in building a 3D model of the area and asking hundreds of schoolmates to give their views on problems and opportunities in order to turn a dull space into a vibrant area for the young.

After several PfR consultations, options were discussed in workshops and used to develop a comprehensive strategy.

The first step was to welcome people into the neighbourhood: the youths involved decided to work with a street artist and paint a colourful carpet.

The next steps include a sports area, more greenery and a gathering space.

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