The idea that the world can be more sustainable is lived in a demonstrative way in Rome’s Citta dell’Utopia. Its users believe in a shared, communal philosophy and give physical space to many other local cultural and social associations. Members contribute to meeting a demand that they see unfilled in the city – Italian language courses are taught by volunteers, physical fitness and sports activities as well as social programs for psychological support are offered. Not only does the Citta dell’Utopia promote sustainability by demonstrating alternative lifestyles through their various social, environmental and political activities but they also provide a home for local food and sustainable consumption markets and host various associations ranging from free bike workshops to solidarity purchasing groups that work directly with local, organic farmers.
La Citta dell’Utopia
Community regeneration; improving the local environment; reducing climate change