Rewilding Graz – Giving Back Lissagasse To Wilderness
Name: Anna Bagaric
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-FINALIST of Street of Tomorrow Competition
Giving up places for wilderness does not mean losing something cultural or human, it means giving something back to all inhabitants and thereby gaining new and forgotten life qualities.
In the urban era of today, new relations between living forms and their environment must be evolved to deal with current ecological and social issues, considering the massive problems caused by the climate crisis. Future cities will need to recognize the systematic need for ecological and social change at a territorial scale. More than that, they will have to translate these systematic challenges into cities’ spaces by incorporating the territory’s metabolism in the spaces between buildings, the interstitial spaces, and contextualizing them with the engagement of their inhabitants. The transformation of the street of Lissagasse in Graz, Austria illustrates a certain wildness that includes values, not only ecological and social but also atmospheric ones, for human but also for more-than-human beings.
#Slow mobility: Cycling & Pedestrians #Climate change & resilient road system #Green-blue streets