Town Hall Event in Novo Mesto

January 2023

On the 17th of January 2023, the municipality of Novo Mesto held a their Town Hall Event as part of their Pilot’s co-creation activities. The event was organsied at the Janez Trdina Cultural Center. The goal of this pilot is to revitalise the area in Češča vas with new recreational areas in nature and encourage physical activity in nature for all, and not just competition-oriented physical exercise.

Novo Mesto’s pilot team presented an overview of the project, an update on the implementation of the different Visionary Solutions. A special focus was given to the state-of-the-art digital technology developed by VARCITIES to facilitate each pilot project, with detailed presentation on the Health & Wellbeing digital platform and the HoloLens augmented reality headsets. These technologies will allow the tracking of the movement trends resulting from various sports activities in the park. The participants had the opportunity to test the HoloLens AR headsets and were positively surprised by the possibility of intertwining the real and virtual worlds.

At the core of VARCITIES, we believe that nature-based solutions are inevitably unique and context-specific. This is why the co-creation process together with local communities is an important aspect of our Project and it represents a key moment of participation.