The “Adopt your city”
program by the City of Athens
is addressed to anyone who is interested to “adopt” a street, a tree,
a park, a square, a playground, a sport facility, a neighborhood,
to make them more luminous, greener and friendlier for citizens and visitors.
Who could be interested
Athens is a European city facing many challenges. The City of Athens aims at dealing with any problems and finding direct and practical solutions that will help the city recover from the crisis. In order to make Athens a cleaner, more accessible and more sustainable city, it is important to build collaborations between citizens and the corporate world, the public and private sector.
In this framework, the City of Athens created the “Adopt your city” program which calls citizens, small and large enterprises, foundations, organizations and anyone who is interested to “adopt” a street, a pathway, a park, a square, a playground, a sport facility, a neighborhood, or even a tree or a bench in order to make the city more luminous, greener and friendlier for citizens and visitors.
How it works
This program is based on the belief that the public space is indeed public, and its reform and sustainable development should be a priority of every healthy and productive group of the city. The City of Athens consists of 7 communities, 38 districts and 129 neighborhoods. Everyone’s support for the protection, upgrade and maintenance of the public spaces is valuable.
The program includes projects of every scale in every part of the city. The interested parties can contribute to the work of the municipality with ideas, in-kind offers or donations. Each company of Athens can start with its own street, pathway, neighborhood, its own vital space.
The program aims at bringing significant results in areas such as cleaning, lighting, greenery, sustainable development, homeless issues, culture, social welfare, sports, education, new technologies. Partnerships between the City of Athens and the private sector can be extremely valuable.