Lecce, its sea and coastal erosion: citizens’ voice and ideas

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Solutions to address coastal erosion and the relationship between Lecce and its sea. This is the goal of Climathon, a 24-hour event to be held on October 27-28, 2017.
How to apply? Visit and register on the official wesite https://climathon.climate-kic.org/lecce

Application deadline for participants: October 15, 2017

Twenty-four hours to propose solutions for the sustainable development of their own cities. This is Climathon, a global initiative to address city climate challenges across the globe while involving citizens’ ideas and expertises.

As many cities all around the world, such as Berlino, Bogotà, New York, Hong Kong, Londra etc, Lecce will organize its Climathon, an opportunity for 20 people to imagine and submit ideas and solutions to address local climate change challenges while taking part of a global movement.

Climathon Lecce is organized by the Municipality of Lecce and the CMCC Foundation and is focused on this peculiar, local, challenge: what kind of innovative and sustainable solutions can be imagined to increase Lecce resilience to coastal erosion and foster a sustainable development of this area? How to integrate the development of the city with the development of its coastal areas?

How Climathon works: participants will tackle the set challenge, that is coastal erosion and its implication for the city of Lecce, taking into account climate change scenarios, for a full 24-hours, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant local stakeholders.

The winning group will have the opportunity to visit Fondazione Renzo Piano premises in Genoa and to participate in the 2017 edition of “I dialoghi” with Renzo Piano, a conversation about art and building.

Visit and register on the official wesite: https://climathon.climate-kic.org/lecce

Participants will be admitted to Climathon up to a maximum of 20 people selected on the basis of expertise and field of interests related to the main themes of the event (to be specified in the online registration form).
Registration is open until October 15, 2017.

Climathon Lecce will start on October 27 and will end 24h later, on October 28, with the awards ceremony of the winning group.

Climathon Lecce is an event organised by the CMCC Foundation in collaboration with the Municipality of Lecce, Conversazioni sul futuro and START, a project funded by the Apulia Region in the framework of the Programme “Aiuti a Sostegno Cluster Tecnologici Regionali”. The Programme aims at improving knowledge of the coastal environment while integrating real-time observation and operational modelling systems.

Climathon is a movement in cities around the world, powered by Climate-KIC, the EU’s largest public private partnership bringing together the climate challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them.

For more information: [email protected]

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