The project, promoted by Mapping San Siro and the Ngo temporiuso.net (partners of SoHoLab) focuses on the regeneration of via Abbiati, one of the most problematic streets in San Siro, but also location of Trentrametriquadri lab and other local associations. The project introduces new colours, seats, flower pots, bike racks and reduces the impact of cars in the sidewalk, generating a more liveable space for the residents. The project is the result of a collaboration between different actors, both local and institutional ones: Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (Polimi), Comune di Milano, Municipio 7, Alfabeti Onlus, Genera Onlus, Imby Ngo, temporiuso.net Ngo. The different actors are also part of the Collaboration Pact signed in December, that will guarantee the active and participated maintenance of the street.
During the inauguration the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, visited the project and the street, together with other council members, manifesting the will of the administration to start new dialogues with Aler Milano and other actors.
GreenLivingLab project in numbers
Cost of the project:
€ 7,000 for participatory planning
€ 5,000 funded by King Baudouin Foundation
€ 3,000 donation from Fondazione Cariplo for the metal letters “ABBI CURA”
Bollards, racks and colors provided by the Municipality of Milan
4 bike racks (removing 6 parking lots out of 135)
3 new planters
126 bollards along the sidewalk to prevent parking and protect pedestrians
8 metal letters
New colors for the pavement covering an area of 1,300 square meters
A project built together:
More than 30 volunteers dedicated to the realization
4 associations and 3 institutions involved to take care of the public space