|Place: Rome (Italy).
Space: Public space.
Public actors: -.
Private actors: StudioUAP, citizens.
Zappata Romana is a network project on urban gardens in Rome as collective actions about urban space appropriation and environmental development. The research is about mapping existent gardens and promoting experiences and exchanges among them. All the gardens are self-managed and self-constructed, and citizens are directly involved in the food production. The presence of these spaces prevents the lots from real estate speculation, gives the people more accessible and public spaces, makes the life quality better with possibilities to share experiences and common activities. On the website is possible to download the guide “how to make a shared garden”, landlords can make their lots available to be hired and people can apply as volunteers taking care of a garden. The website is also provided with a map showing that actually Rome has more than 70 gardens.