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About the Challenge

Increasing of urban population is leading to re-design and re-place centres of food production in order to make cities more sustainable and to foster the creation of new economies.

To boost this trend, the universities of Bologna and Florence organize the Student Challenge, UrbanFarm2020.

3 months of time to redesign 3 locations, having a look at the 3 spheres of sustainability.

Multidisciplinary student teams from the Faculties of Agriculture, Biology, Architecture, Design, Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences, are invited to join the challenge and design innovative urban agriculture systems that integrate the best architectural and technological innovations for food production in urban environments. Their projects will be based on existing vacant spaces in three cities, characterized by different peculiarities. Their design should have a strong and entrepreneurial connotation, promoting the generation of new forms of employment for disadvantaged users.

The competition is open to student teams from all over the world, and teams may comprise students from different universities and universities of applied sciences.

 

FRANCESCO ORSINI

Coordinator International Student Challenge UrbanFarm

Chair, Division Landscape and Urban Horticulture (ISHS)

Winners of UrbanFarm 2020 Challenge

Accordingly, awards were assigned respectively to:

-          First prize of 4000€ to the Hop-E team

Team composed of Brando Di Giovanni (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Emanuele Durante (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Laura Gabrielli (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Luca Gialli (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Michele Lapomarda (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Mohamed Shahwan (Cairo University, Egypt), Patricia Gonzalez Mariscal (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany), Sherifa El-Haggan (Cairo University, Egypt), Yasmina Abdelrazek (Cairo University, Egypt), who focused their project on the ex-SIAPA area in the municipality of Galliera.

-          Second prize, worth 2500€, awarded toFENICE team

Team composed of Andrea D'Aprile (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Giuseppe Calore (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Ibrahima Lo (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Lorianne Ginot (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Maia Correrella (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Mariam Shehata (Cairo University, Egypt), Mariam Elian (Cairo University, Egypt), Nada Aly (Cairo University, Egypt), Olakunle Malik Sangodoyin (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria), Salma Abou Ghanema (Cairo University, Egypt), Sohaila Ali (Cairo University, Egypt), who focused their project on the redevelopment of the area in the municipality of Lanuvio.

-          Third prize, worth 1000€, awarded to theSymbiont Society Project team

Team composed of Ana Krstic (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Andrea Frontani (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy), Babette Brands (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Davide Libretti (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy), Federico Montefiori (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Ferdinando simoncelli (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Francesca Anastasio (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Franco Abregu Guzman (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy), Martino Santoro (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), Matteo Landolfo (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy), who focused their project on the city of Longyearbyen.

Challenge tutor

Giuseppina Pennisi

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