Corviale, il “Serpentone”, or “Big Snake”, a building 1 km long, the “horizontal skyscraper” in the deprived periphery of Rome was the hosting place of the 2nd transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ “Change the Change” project which took place on the 30th and 31st of July.
The civil society organisations that are active in Corviale have developed a Master Plan for the regeneration of the area which includes many aspects of Green and Environmental sustainability. These aspects were presented and discussed with the partners of the project in Mitreo, the cultural space of the community of Corviale.
The building of Corviale is the longest building in Europe. It was built for social housing in the beginning of the 1980s and is inhabited by about 4.000 people. It is the “natural barrier” for the urban development of Rome and is facing several social problems. Our host organisation, Corviale Domani, together with 70 more associations are developing a range of activities (cultural, environmental, educational, urbanistic and more) in order to revitalise the area. Energy efficiency and cyclical economy are fundamental aspects of this effort.