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22.03.2019.

There’s no shortage of money – Interview with Louise Wilson, Director, Abundance Investments

There’s no shortage of money – Interview with Louise Wilson, Director, Abundance Investments

Nature-based solutions in cities offer benefits for the environment, for people and for the economy. But cities often find it challenging to fund their implementation and maintenance. To understand how cities can mobilise investment in nature-based solutions in advance of...


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18.02.2019.

The Nature of Manchester

The Nature of Manchester

It seems so long ago now. A conversation with Jonny Sadler from the Manchester Climate Change Agency, about the possibility of the City of Manchester’s involvement with a new EU project looking at demonstrating how scientific knowledge of urban ecosystems...


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15.01.2019.

European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities

European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities

26th – 27th March 2019 Manchester City Football Club, Manchester, UK Green cities are healthy, liveable and resilient to climate and water risks. Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment,...


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21.12.2018.

Manchester and Wuhan win at the Horizon 2020 Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation Awards Ceremony

Manchester and Wuhan win at the Horizon 2020 Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation Awards Ceremony

On December 12th 2018, the partnership between Wuhan and Manchester City was selected as the final winner at the EU-China City-City partnership awards ceremony of the Horizon 2020 China-Europe Sustainable Urbanisation Innovation Platform, held in Beijing and jointly organised by...


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19.12.2018.

Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70% of...


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15.11.2018.

Designing greener cities – GrowGreen at the URBACT City Festival

Designing greener cities – GrowGreen at the URBACT City Festival

In September, GrowGreen partners Manchester Climate Change Agency and IUCN hosted a workshop on designing and implementing nature-based solutions at the URBACT City Festival in Lisbon.  Through examples from Bologna (IT), Manchester (UK) and Stavanger (NO),  participants explored the contributions nature-based...


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02.10.2018.

Valencia invests in deprived neighbourhood to tackle climate change with nature-based solutions

Valencia invests in deprived neighbourhood to tackle climate change with nature-based solutions

Valencia, in Spain, already experiences hot and dry summers, a problem likely to be made worse by climate change. For the city administration, tackling this threat is a key priority. GrowGreen is investing in nature-based solutions in the Valencian neighbourhood...


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29.09.2018.

How to design and co-create greener cities?

How to design and co-create greener cities?

The URBACT City Festival is one of the main European events for urban development and an excellent place to present new ideas, share experiences and learn from cities across Europe. This 15th edition of the Festival was attended by over...


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06.09.2018.

GrowGreen conference: Innovative financing for creating green cities, 26-27 March 2019, Manchester

GrowGreen conference: Innovative financing for creating green cities, 26-27 March 2019, Manchester

Save the date for this exciting event on innovative financing for nature-based solutions in cities. Through interactive workshops on valuing natural assets and mobilising finance for nature-based solutions, the event offers in-depth capacity building to support city greening. Networking opportunities...


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01.08.2018.

July 2018 newsletter – Concluding the first year of GrowGreen

July 2018 newsletter – Concluding the first year of GrowGreen

The second edition of the GrowGreen newsletter was recently released to showcase what we’ve achieved as we finish the project’s first year and to highlight news and upcoming events from the world of nature-based solutions. The newsletter features key developments...


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