Rewild My Street shortlisted for Sustainable City Awards

Siân Moxon, senior lecturer and sustainability coordinator at The Cass, garners another big achievement for her campaign

Date: 24 May 2019

Rewild My Street, a conservation campaign for the capital created by Siân Moxon, senior lecturer at The Cass, has been shortlisted in the City of London Corporation 2019 Sustainable City Awards.

Siân, who works as a senior lecturer & technology coordinator: sustainability, began Rewild My Street  to inspire and provide guidance for people wishing to adapt their homes, gardens and streets to encourage urban wildlife - reversing the trend of them becoming grey and unsustainable.

Siân said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted, and impressed that the judges have recognised the potential of design research initiatives such as Rewild My Street, addressing urgent environmental issues by inspiring community action.”

A growing success

In June last year, Rewild My Street became a National Park City Maker and supported the London National Park City crowdfunding campaign to produce a guide inspiring people to make the capital greener, healthier and wilder.

The campaign now offers email subscribers monthly ‘wild makeover’ tips to help people transform their homes into sustainable havens.

Siân has also given presentations and attended panel discussions; one at the Wilderness Matters Cass Research Seminar in November 2018; and another at the Green and Blue Infrastructure for Better Urban Environments seminar in March 2019, which was a Futurebuild event.

The future for Rewild My Street is just as positive as what it has achieved so far. On 22 July, Siân will launch a free 'Wild Makeover Guide', produced in collaboration with Cass illustration student Nadia Mokadem, to mark the opening of London National Park City. This will be free for everyone signed up to the website, and will include five beautifully illustrated activities to encourage Londoners to start greening their homes, gardens and streets for wildlife.

Siân is also working with Cass architecture graduate Viktoria Fenyes on a series of ‘pattern’ drawings, explaining the design considerations of implementing each wildlife feature shown in the website's vision drawings.