Miraortiis a participatory planning project started in 2009 with the aim of promoting urban agriculture as an engine of urban transformation, as part of the urban and environmental regeneration of the area between the Sangone River and the south of the Mirafiori district, historically linked to the Fiat car factory. The project, using a relational approach to connect social actors and institutions, is aimed at testing and sharing with the citizens a method of realigning the gardens through the involvement of the population and schools. The results intend to provide a scenario for the future uses of the area. So far it has involved about 300 cultivators of the 1,000 already existing spontaneous gardens, 100 of which are already regularized.Miraorti is based in the offices of the Casa del Parco di Mirafiori Sud.
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Collaborative park keeping, urban transformation through spontaneous agricultural practices, shared space, ecological/sustainable urban farming, upgrading of informal structures, active citizenship, participatory urbanism, workshops in environmental education
Landscape architects, agronomists, urban farmers, inhabitants of the neighbourhood, children and families, students, artists
Post-industrial wasteland, informal privatization of public land, lack of collective spirit and ecological awareness, lack of youth facilities, empty coffers – lack of public money for park keeping
Città di Torino
Fondazione Mirafiori Onlus und Fondazione CRT