Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability: The case of Lesvos

Spatial Analysis & Geovisualisation Research Group at the University of Iceland

Lesvos Summer School Reports

The Islands and Sustainability summer school programme was held from 1-8 May 2022 on the Greek island of Lesvos. It was coordinated by the University of Groningen (NL) in collaboration with the University of the Aegean with further contributions from speakers of the University of Iceland, Northumbria University (UK), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Uppsala University, Technical University of Crete and the Office of displaced designers. During the summer school programme students explored how a sustainable development amidst starkly different island dynamics could be achieved. Throughout the programme, the participants developed a case study exploring these challenges using Lesvos as an example. The following StoryMaps present their key findings. 

Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Coastal Management
A Case Study from Lesvos Island, Greece

“Green” Olives
Addressing the Use of Harmful Chemicals in Olive Plantations on Lesvos Island, Greece

Sustainable Mobility in Lesvos
To create reliability, frequency, quality of life and connectivity

Countermapping diverse voices of Eresos, Lesvos Island, Greece

Re-imagining a Greener Lesvos
Grasping the opportunity to support a greener tourism and waste relationship for Lesvos Island

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