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20.12.2017.

Las Naves and the municipality of Valencia present GrowGreen at the ‘Naturally Connecting Cities’ conference

Las Naves and the municipality of Valencia present GrowGreen at the ‘Naturally Connecting Cities’ conference

From 27th to 29th November, a conference of villages and cities for sustainability, called Conama Local, took place in Valencia. More than a hundred presenters from public administration, business, universities and civil society from different European countries met at Las...


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15.12.2017.

How to create green cities for all

How to create green cities for all

There are many reasons why we need our cities to be green: to improve citizen health; to reduce flood risk; to keep us cool in ever hotter summers; to provide homes for wildlife; to clean the air we breathe, the...


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06.12.2017.

GrowGreen at the Science Centre World Summit

GrowGreen at the Science Centre World Summit

The Science Centre World Summit was recently held in Tokyo, from 15–17 November. The Summit is a global meeting of professionals from science museums/centres and their networks, and takes place every three years. At the first Summit, in Belgium in...


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29.11.2017.

Time for Cities to Lead The Way on Climate Action… Working With Our Global Partners

Time for Cities to Lead The Way on Climate Action… Working With Our Global Partners

It’s 8.30am on a Monday morning and I’ve just walked into the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington DC. You’re quite right, this is rather unusual for someone whose job is to help Manchester to meet its climate change...


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02.11.2017.

Manchester Climathon winners address the city’s most pressing climate challenges with fresh ideas

Manchester Climathon winners address the city’s most pressing climate challenges with fresh ideas

Getting local people involved in designing and implementing Nature Based Solutions to improve their city’s resilience to climate challenges is a key part of GrowGreen. Manchester recently hosted its own Climathon, the world’s biggest climate change hackathon, to find Nature...


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26.09.2017.

Time for a Surge of City Greening?

Time for a Surge of City Greening?

When I go to a new city I try to get a run in, pretty much as soon as I’ve dropped my bags at the hotel. As well as helping to shake off that ‘urgh’ feeling from travelling it’s a...


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25.09.2017.

GrowGreen – helping cities increase resilience to climate change

GrowGreen – helping cities increase resilience to climate change

Cities across Europe are facing issues such as flooding, drought and heat stress that will become increasingly challenging with climate change. High quality green spaces and waterbodies are innovative solutions that enhance cities’ resilience to these challenges, and help biodiversity...


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30.07.2017.

GrowGreen kicks off!

GrowGreen kicks off!

Innovation will be the focus of GrowGreen, which aims to create green cities for climate and water resilience, sustainable economic growth, and healthy citizens and environments. This new five-year demonstration project is funded by Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for...


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