Expert article
Modifier 28 April 2021
by Guido MATTEI UIA Expert

First activities and results of the UPPER project at Latina

UPPER project
UPPER project
UPPER project aims at transforming misused and abandoned urban green areas into Productive Parks (PP) devoted to research, technological development and self-production of innovative Nature Based Solutions (NBS) to tackle environmental, socio-economic and governance challenges.
This article describes the real opportunity offered by the project to learn and exchange ideas and thoughts among the municipality of Latina, its inhabitants and private actors, in experimenting Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for the development and growth of the city.
Despite COVID-19 pandemic, during the first year of activity, the UPPER project already produced relevant results. This article aims at summarizing the key ones that have been achieved with the active cooperation of all the partners as well as of local stakeholders and citizens.
It will also be discussed how these results are relevant for the project objectives and impact.
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