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Sustainable Approaches and Interventions for the Conservation of Abandoned Towns in Southern Italy

Defined as towns or villages that have been abandoned by their original inhabitants, so-called ‘ghost towns’ are a sub-product of the opposing forces of excessive urban growth on the one hand and decline of rural regions on the other.

PDF (58 Pages): May East_Compressed-GT_Research

Sicilia Integra: Socio-Economic Integration of Migrants through Organic Products

A potential solution to the current migration crises can be found in the ecovillages, permaculture and transition communities’ social movements. In many places these community-led strategies have shown how rural villages and urban communities can re-establish sustainable livelihoods combining local traditional knowledge with appropriate technologies.

PDF (7 Pages): May_East_Sicilia_Integra_8Jan2016_EN