#refillthecity: an URBACT project on ensuring long-term effects of temporary use


Athens has been through severe turmoil in the past years and this led to an increase in citizens’ involvement in neighborhoods and activities throughout the city. From activities for the use of public space to provisional solutions for the homeless and the unemployed, a wide range of initiatives is now being recorded in several different urban fields. The increased activity of those initiatives signifies even more the importance to create new, participatory and sustainable practices in order to address legal processes, administrative issues and in infrastructure needs regarding the reuse of vacant buildings in Athens.

Continue reading “#refillAthens”


REFILL: reuse of vacant spaces as driving force for innovation on local level

As a result, of the global financial and economic crisis, it is important that new forms of solidarity and commitment can grow in the laboratory a city is. Trendsetters, pioneers, and bottom-up civic initiatives nourish the transitions in our society and co-create the solutions. In that respect temporary use is a powerful tool to make our cities future fit.

Continue reading “#refillthecity”

Let’s blog about temporary use

Εννεα καλες πρακτικες απo το ευρωπαϊκο δικτυο του Refill

Η Αθήνα συμμετέχει στο ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο του Refill, ένα πρόγραμμα του URBACT που έχει ως αντικείμενο την επανάχρηση κενών κτιρίων στην πόλη με σκοπό την κοινωνική καινοτομία. Το πρόγραμμα του Refill… Read more “Εννεα καλες πρακτικες απo το ευρωπαϊκο δικτυο του Refill”

The network