As we enter the next stage of the JUSTNature project, concrete sites for nature-based interventions in the participating cities emerge. In October 2023, stakeholders in two locations in Munich sat together to discuss their needs and to visualise solutions with the guidance of representatives of the City of Munich, Green City, Spiellandschaft Stadt and the Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management at the Technical University of Munich.
The first location was the courtyard of Bellevue di Monaco, a cultural centre and café, as well as home to refugees. Bellevue serves diverse user groups – children, teenagers and adult residents, staff who work in the building, volunteers who run regular activities, and visitors of these activities and various events, as well as café customers. The workshop was divided into a session with resident teenagers and a session with adults who either work or live at Bellevue. Each group was briefly introduced to the JUSTNature project goals and progress so far and invited to look around the courtyard. They discussed its current uses and what needs could be met in the future. Finally, participants were encouraged to envision a more nature-based courtyard, which fits their needs, by sketching a possible redesign.