“Platform Productive Urban Green” starts in Berlin
Thursday, 28th March 2019, marked the official beginning of Berlin’s new Platform Productive Urban Green [Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün]. This new website and communication format aims to engage the public and city officials in discussing the future of the capital’s open (green) urban spaces by focussing on distinct spatial typologies. The first of those is dedicated to the city’s community gardens, one of the most prolific and successful productive urban space types of contemporary Berlin.
The project, fully titled Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün – Gestaltung und Planung des öffentlichen Grüns [Platform Productive Urban Green – Design and planning of open green space], is an initiative by the Senate of Berlin. With the Working Group City & Food [AG Stadt & Ernährung], Katrin has been appointed to develop this platform in a particpatory process with local stakeholders and the city administration.
The “by-invitation” kick-off meeting between representatives of the local council, community gardeners and members of the public was co-led by AG Stadt & Ernährung and their team member Scholz Constructors, a local web design firm, and attracted more than 20 participants. It comprised presentations, break-away discussion rounds, a plenum – and a joint meal made from local organic produce prepared by the day’s host Baumhaus, a project and space for sustainability in Berlin.
For further information about the Senate of Berlin’s work on the city’s urban green see here.
For the Working Group City & Food see here.
For more information on the design of Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün see here.
Image: Participants discuss the potential use and usefulness of the new platform in several break-out sessions. (source: ScholzConstructors 2019)