The project is designed around five main work packages, and a sixth project management package.
- WP1: Demonstration projects
NBS demonstration projects are co-designed, co-delivered and co-managed with local stakeholders in Manchester, Valencia and Wroclaw, guided by the Green Cities Framework developed for GrowGreen.
- WP2: Monitoring and evaluation
The demonstration projects are monitored and evaluated against a set of objectives established for each city, including climate resilience, environmental, social and economic objectives. The monitoring is integrated with each city’s existing smart city monitoring systems.
- WP3: Green Cities Framework and NBS strategies development
The Green Cities Framework will be further developed to support GrowGreen cities and others across the world in establishing NBS and designing and implementing city-wide strategies for NBS.
- WP4: Global market and policy development
Needs and opportunities for NBS products and services are identified to support the growth of the NBS market. By working with policy-makers, the development of NBS policies at regional, national and international level is supported.
- WP5: Dissemination, exploitation and communication
Awareness raising and capacity building activities to support the development and implementation of city NBS strategies across the world. GrowGreen will contribute to a Community of Practice for NBS in cities to share information with other relevant initiatives and projects.
- WP6: Overall Project Management and Coordination
Financial and administrative management of the project, as well as technical coordination.