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UPPER is a project financed by Urban Innovative Actions to transform misused and abandoned green and concrete areas of the urban and peri-urban space of the city of Latina (Italy) into Productive Parks (PP) devoted to research, technological development and self-production of advanced and innovative nature-based solutions to tackle environmental, socio-economic and governance challenges.

The project focuses on the regeneration of three urban areas which will serve as Productive Parks (PP), plus eight Demonstration Sites (DS) for the deployment and testing of the self-produced nature-based solutions. These productive and demonstration sites are located in different districts, characterized by specific challenges, like the concentration of Roma community, neglect, fast and unregulated urbanization, absence of public and accessible green spaces, flash floods risks, air pollution and heat island effects.

Tesserae will be responsible for the digital communication – website, social media and realisation of 30 UPPER Stories- and will take care of the Co-design Workshops, producing a methodological manual for these workshops and the guidelines resulting from the participative process.



September 2019 – August 2022


Comune di Latina (Lead)

Labirinto Cooperativa Sociale

Associazione Tecla

Engie Servizi S.p.a.

Ce.R.S.I.Te.S. – Università di Roma La Sapienza

Innovaction Europe Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS

Fondazione Roffredo Caetani

Ente Parco Nazionale del Circeo


Latina, Italy


UIA – urban innovative Actions



Upperlatina.eu (Italian only)


UPPER kick-off in Latina

UPPER Latina- second co-design lab

Intorni. Spazi e pratiche della partecipazione

Intorni conference report