Chambéry: Participation is the key
Project: Climate Action in Alpine Towns
The French town of Chambéry focused on greening and unsealing the city, embedded in a participatory implementation strategy for their take on the pilot action. Citizens were invited to submit suggestions on which places throughout the city should become greener. Around 70 suggestions were collected, which are presented on a map. The city administration is examining them for feasibility and some of them are already being implemented.
In May 2021, the ‘Week of Nature in the City’ took place: at more than 50 different events, interested people could inform themselves at lectures and guided tours, build nesting or flower boxes and design land art projects, learn more about composting or get to know the ‘Climate fresco’, a creative workshop that teaches scientific facts on climate change in the course of a game.