SWITCH: Managing Water for the City of the Future

Managing Water for the City of the Future

Łódż – Poland

Introduction

In Łódż, the focus was on restoring rivers that have become polluted, degraded and even buried as the city as developed. Key actors were the local government, utilities, the university and a specialist research institute. A successful demonstration project has partially revitalized one river corridor providing a more attractive environment for residents and future development, with activities firmly embedded through the learning alliance within the city institutions that will be responsible for continuing and scaling up river restoration across the city. The idea of linking restored river corridors and other open green spaces is now recognized as part of the city's planning strategy.

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Links

Demonstrations in Łódż:

Łódż Learning Alliance: Blog | Poster

Faces and Spaces

Working in the National Film, Television & Theatre School based in Łódż this photography exhibition was made by course participants in an international workshop on process documentation. It explores peoples' lives in Łódż and how they relate to public spaces and water. It aims to show how rehabilitation and restoration projects around water could be made more socially inclusive.

Click here to see the slide show.

SWITCH Demonstration Project: Łódż city poster

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Resources

Click here to view a list of resources associated with Łódż.
Click here to view a list of resources associated with Learning Alliances.

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