Kalnciema Quarter gathers sustainability scientists to discuss the development of Āgenskalna Market

By Baiba Bela (University of Latvia) and Darja Trizna (Kalnciema Quarter). Translated by Andris Šuvajevs. In the last week of September, SUSPLACE participants convened in Kalnciema Quarter, Riga to come up with a set of practical ideas and policy proposals for the sustainable development and creative re-vitalisation of Āgenskalna market. The rejuvenation of the market is currently an unprecedented and topical issue in the city of Riga. 15 SUSPLACE early stage researchers, 11 professors and four non-academic partners took part in the discussions. They represented six European universities, one non-governmental organisation and two companies. Additionally, the participants were joined by partners and experts from the Council of Riga, Riga Stradins University, the Tourism Agency ‘Live Riga’, the Ministry of Culture, State Cultural Heritage Inspection, Āgenskalna neighbourhood association, three undergraduate students in anthropology…

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