The main objective of the Action is to create a research platform on which Allotment Gardens (AG) and their relevance for sustainable urban development in Europe will be comprehend and managed, and also their impacts from social, ecological and urban design perspectives will be studied. During the last 20 years, there can be seen both, a revival of interest in AG by urban residents especially in large cities and a simultaneous competition from other kinds of land use. The multi-character and partly contradictory nature of the AG makes it a relevant issue to be studied within different European urban contexts. Through selected case studies and in-depth research (into the areas of policy and urban development, sociology, ecology, urban design), the initiative will showcase the state-of-the-art, challenges and opportunities. The relevance and potential of AG for urban development so far has not been studied from a European perspective. The Action will contribute to a better understanding of framing conditions for policy measurements in different European countries through different outputs such as the development of a Comparative Rating System.
Chair Ms Runrid FOX-KAMPER - Vice Chair Prof Simon BELL - Domain Committee Rapporteur Mr Hendrik VAN DER KAMP - Austria Dr Annette VOIGT - Ms Eva SCHWAB - Prof. Juergen BREUSTE - Belgium Dr Bruno NOTTEBOOM - Denmark Dr Ole V. PIHL - Estonia Prof Mart KULVIK - Prof Simon BELL - Ms Kadri SEMM - Dr Tarmo PIKNER - Finland Dr Ari JOKINEN - Dr Kalevi KORPELA - Dr Kalevi KORPELA - Germany Dr Pia STEFFENHAGEN - Ms Nazila KESHAVARZ - Dr Marit ROSOL - Mr Martin SONDERMANN - Greece Dr Kostas TSIAMBAOS - Ireland Dr Mary BENSON - Israel Dr Efrat EIZENBERG - Italy Dr Wittfrida MITTERER - Latvia Dr KristNe BOLIA - Prof Sandra TREIJA - Mr Andis ZILANS - Norway Mr Johan BARSTAD - Ms Corinna Susanne CLEWING - Prof Rhys EVANS - Prof. Helena NORDH - Poland Prof Andrzej MIZGAJSKI - Dr Renata GIEDYCH - Dr Lidia PONIZY - Dr Monika LATKOWSKA - Portugal Mr Frederico MEIRELES RODRIGUES - Ms Sandra COSTA BAPTISTA - Serbia Prof Vladan DJOKIC - Spain Dr Laura CALVET-MIR - Dr Erik GOMEZ BAGGETHUN - Prof Luis Manuel NAVAS GRACIA - Dr Jose M. DURAN ALTISENT - Sweden Dr Tim DELSHAMMAR - Switzerland Prof Matthias DRILLING - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prof Maridea PETROVA - United Kingdom Mr Michael HARDMAN - Mr Silvio CAPUTO - Dr Susan NOORI - Mr Russell GOOD