Climathon Thessaloniki Ideathon 2022
Creation of an Urban Green Oasis: The paradigm of the military camp 'Kodra'
EIT Climate-KIC’s Climathon is the world‘s biggest 24hr climate innovation hackathon.
It is a rapidly growing global movement focused on citizen engagement which brings cities and citizens together to solve local climate change challenges.
Climathon is a city-based programme that offers a clear pathway to action and interaction – an opportunity for cities and citizens to co-create local ideas to share climate challenges.
Climathon brings together students, young and older people, organizations, local stakeholders, the public and private sector, and the local authorities in order to tackle a local challenge.
The challenge set for Climathon Thessaloniki 2022 is “Creation of an Urban Green Oasis: The paradigm of the military camp Kodra”.
The event was co-organised by IACES LC Thessaloniki, SDSN Youth Black Sea, the Municipality of Kalamaria, EIT Climate KIC Hub – Greece, and the “Athens” Research Centre.
Participants were asked to work in small groups and develop innovative solutions for at least one of the following fields of interest:
- Highlighting the flora and fauna of the area
- Creative use of the area
- Sustainable Urban Mobility
- Promotion of sustainable tourism
- Highlighting the preserved buildings in the area
- Promotion and utilization of the Aretsous beach
Konstantinos Sakantamis, one of the invited speakers to the event and Coordinator of Hersus AUTh gave the presentation: HERSUS – The interplay between cultural heritage and sustainability of the built environment. The talk inrtoduced the Hersus project as a hub for knowledge sharing and identified deliverables of the project which could be readily accessed by the participants at the 2-day workshop. References were expanded to point out recent research by design on the sustainable management of built heritage, through the SoS Climate Waterfront and Ri-connect Urbact Thessaloniki projects, which were also undertaken with the participation of the School of Architecture, AUTh.
Stavros Alifragis, PhD, Architect, was the selected member of the jury, to represent the School of Architecture AUTh at Climathon Thessaloniki 2022.