CARSIMED in Palestine: Recap of the training workshops on adaptative reuse of buildings, held in Hebron City
Awareness and training activities workshops on LCARS of abandoned buildings for creating CCI innovation lab in Hebron City
Mediterranean-bordering nations face a threatening future with temperatures soaring over 20% above global averages, triggering predictions of rising sea levels, resource exploitation, and increased pollution by 2040. The CARISMED initiative, led by Birzeit University in Palestine, aims to tackle these challenges by promoting innovation and sustainability in Mediterranean cities. It focuses on circular economy practices, waste reduction, and nature restoration. The project, facilitated by six Mediterranean countries under the ENI CBC MED program, consolidates various projects into urban policies, emphasizing refurbishing old buildings like the Abu Khalaf building in Hebron. This project also stresses green architectural principles and training workshops to improve urban life quality. Innovation labs in Hebron provide shared workspaces for craftsmen, focusing on environmental values and material reuse. By emphasizing training workshops and e-learning platforms, CARISMED aims to boost small and medium-sized enterprises' understanding of circular economy principles. The project has made significant progress in Palestine over its two-year period, focusing on smart city initiatives and fostering collaboration between academia and the energy sector for sustainable development.