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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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14.10.2019.

Understanding flooding and heat stress in Modena

Understanding flooding and heat stress in Modena

GrowGreen in the Italian city of Modena has been studying the city’s climate and water-related problems. A better understanding of flooding and heat stress helps us make an effective plan for nature-based solutions across the city. We talked to the...


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10.09.2019.

EU cities’ innovation and collaboration for urgent climate action

EU cities’ innovation and collaboration for urgent climate action

‘Continuing with business-as-usual means not staying within the agreed 1.5oC limit, not adapting to climate change, a global collapse in wildlife, and not meeting any of the other UN Sustainable Development Goals. Innovation is about creating a new way of...


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08.07.2019.

Brest takes action to manage flooding with nature-based solutions

Brest takes action to manage flooding with nature-based solutions

The city of Brest in France is vulnerable to sudden flooding caused by heavy rainfall, made worse by climate change and the roads, pavements and other impermeable surfaces in the city. As part of its activities in GrowGreen, the city...


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04.07.2019.

Nature in the city: Green solutions for healthy, resilient and sustainable cities

Nature in the city: Green solutions for healthy, resilient and sustainable cities

“The link between social well-being, mental health and green cities is very strong, we need to use this data more effectively in our efforts on promoting nature-based solutions” Eva Mayerhofer, Lead Environment Specialist at the European Investment Bank  Today the...


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28.06.2019.

GrowGreen cities plan collaborations in Wroclaw

GrowGreen cities plan collaborations in Wroclaw

The GrowGreen team met in June in Wroclaw’s beautiful old town hall to discuss progress in developing demonstration projects and strategies for nature-based solutions and to find opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. To start the meeting, the team visited...


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20.06.2019.

Stakeholders meet in Modena to collaborate on managing floods

Stakeholders meet in Modena to collaborate on managing floods

The city of Modena, Italy, is at risk of localised flooding due to its canal network and proximity to two rivers. As part of its work in GrowGreen, the city will incorporate nature-based solutions into its plan for hydraulic risk...


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