→Greened by yourself — DIY greening platform

What if  we green the city our­selves — togeth­er and in the neighbourhood?

The idea of a “green oasis” in the con­cen­trat­ed, grey urban space is often appeal­ing. In many places there is a desire for plants in, on and around hous­es. But the prac­ti­cal imple­men­ta­tion often fails due to banal­i­ties.
The green­ing of the facade in front of the house, the veg­etable bed in the inner court­yard, the tree disc of the area man­age­ment — all of these are green­ings that are only built and retained if some­one feels respon­si­ble for them. The big ques­tion in advance is: Who would like to take care of the green­ing and active­ly par­tic­i­pate in the con­struc­tion and main­te­nance?
There is cur­rent­ly no low-thresh­old sup­port for the plan­ning, con­struc­tion and long-term care and main­te­nance of the var­i­ous green­ing ele­ments. With “greened by your­self” we want to cre­ate an online plat­form that is intend­ed to be used for green­ing design in pub­lic spaces. In addi­tion to DIY instruc­tions for (mod­u­lar) green­ing ele­ments, it should also offer space for inspi­ra­tion and exchange between the peo­ple involved. A plat­form not only to clar­i­fy ques­tions about green­ing direct­ly with your own neigh­bours on site, but also to receive sug­ges­tions from the “dig­i­tal res­i­dents” of the neighbourhood.



The focus of this project is on par­tic­i­pa­tion in the neigh­bour­hood and the exchange between gen­er­a­tions. The active par­tic­i­pa­tion should be as easy as pos­si­ble so that the inhi­bi­tion thresh­old of inter­est­ed res­i­dents is as low as pos­si­ble.
In the UNIC co-cre­ation work­shops this con­cept will be planned in more detail and a research pro­pos­al will be pre­pared so that the plat­form can actu­al­ly be implemented.






  • Reg­is­tra­tion: from August 05th, 2020 
  • Con­gress: 24–25.09.2020
The Questions are:
  • What knowl­edge is nec­es­sary so that city res­i­dents can plan, build and install green­ings themselves?
  • How can green ele­ments be planned and installed? How do the instruc­tions have to look like?
  • How can the main­te­nance be made participatory?
  • How can you reach the peo­ple who want to participate?
  • What can a web-based solu­tion look like that sup­ports active imple­men­ta­tion online and pro­motes exchange?
  • Which inter­faces need to be considered?
  • Which groups should be involved?
We are looking for:

For the project “Greened by your­self — DIY plat­form” we are look­ing for a max­i­mum of 20 par­tic­i­pants with the fol­low­ing background :

  • Land­scape planning
  • Veg­e­ta­tion technology
  • Spa­tial planning
  • Archi­tec­ture
  • Neigh­bour­hood initiatives
  • Web devel­op­ment


Green4Cities Ltd.
Phone +43 676 330 28 04
Plenergasse 1 Top 5, 1180 Vienna
Austria • Europe