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04.09.2020.

GrowGreen cities take big steps forward

GrowGreen cities take big steps forward

A plethora of nature-based solutions are now in place in the GrowGreen cities – from a park that drinks water in Manchester, to a green street in Wroclaw, and a green roof in Valencia – and yet more are to...


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28.07.2020.

West Gorton, Manchester, gets a new park that drinks water

West Gorton, Manchester, gets a new park that drinks water

Manchester’s West Gorton neighbourhood now has a new climate resilient park, one of GrowGreen’s demonstration projects. The park is designed with nature-based solutions to ‘drink’ and absorb rainwater, reducing flood risk in the surrounding area. The local residents, including elderly...


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14.07.2020.

Treating wastewater with nature-based solutions in Modena

Treating wastewater with nature-based solutions in Modena

The GrowGreen team in Modena is working on designs for nature-based treatment of canal waters from the urbanised eastern area of the city. The proposed nature-based solutions are being used for the first time by the City of Modena and...


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10.06.2020.

New green roof installed on a senior centre in Valencia

New green roof installed on a senior centre in Valencia

As part of GrowGreen, a new green roof has been installed on the Benicalap Senior Centre in Valencia, providing benefits for health and for the environment. The project, managed by the City of Valencia in collaboration with the Las Naves...


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02.06.2020.

Engaging municipal departments in developing a nature-based solutions strategy

Engaging municipal departments in developing a nature-based solutions strategy

Working on nature-based solutions requires partnerships and collaborations across the many municipal departments and external stakeholders involved, such as departments responsible for green spaces, stormwater/flood management, highways, health and many others. However, when each department has its own culture and...


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06.04.2020.

GrowGreen compendium of nature-based solutions released

GrowGreen compendium of nature-based solutions released

GrowGreen has released a new compendium of nature-based and grey solutions to common challenges related to climate and water management in cities. According to a market analysis conducted as part of the GrowGreen project, significant barriers that prevent the wider...


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17.12.2019.

The greenest school in Valencia: a vertical garden and reused water for irrigation

The greenest school in Valencia: a vertical garden and reused water for irrigation

As part of the GrowGreen project, Valencia’s city council has installed a vertical garden in one of the city’s public schools to improve temperature regulation and sound isolation. The initiative contributes to mitigating the “urban heat island effect”, which is...


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16.12.2019.

Zadar, Croatia, shares its nature-based solutions strategy with other European cities

Zadar, Croatia, shares its nature-based solutions strategy with other European cities

The city of Zadar recently presented its Nature-Based Solutions Strategy and its Green Cadastre during a study tour in the city organised as part of the Covenant of Mayors Twinning Programme. The municipal team of the Croatian Covenant town, Zadar,...


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15.11.2019.

Breaking down barriers, making the connection – Cities need to use nature-based solutions to help combat the effects of climate change

Breaking down barriers, making the connection – Cities need to use nature-based solutions to help combat the effects of climate change

The European Week of Regions and Cities conference is the biggest local government gathering in the world. Over 6000 delegates attend, with 600 speakers presenting and showcasing work on a complex and challenging variety of themes over five days of...


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17.10.2019.

Injection of green space in the Benicalap neighbourhood of Valencia

Injection of green space in the Benicalap neighbourhood of Valencia

GrowGreen is working in the Benicalap district of Valencia, located on the edge of the Spanish city. The neighbourhood will see a substantial change from the project, with increased green spaces based on innovative designs that contribute to climate change...


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