Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cites – Future, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Since the first event in Dortmund/Germany that was held in March 2013, our network of scientists grew to more than 80 researchers from 29 European and international countries in less than a year. New countries that signed the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding since Dortmund event are the Czech Republic, France, Slovenia and Croatia and in the week before the conference the request of Slovakia was approved by the Management Committee. This is a very promising achievement and good result for a new Action and in Poznan collaboration and exchange about the topic of urban allotment gardens in European cities continued in order to fulfill the promised milestones and goals. The meeting in Poznan was highlighted by a keynote of Prof. Tadeusz Markowski, President of Polish Town Planning Association, national presentations about the situation of urban gardening in Poland, Norway and Portugal and a great field trip to allotment gardens and other highlights of green infrastructure around Poznan.