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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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06.07.2018.

GrowGreen meets in Valencia, paving the way for upscaling nature-based solutions

GrowGreen meets in Valencia, paving the way for upscaling nature-based solutions

The GrowGreen project team met last week at the beautiful premises of Las Naves, a public entity linked to the municipality of Valencia that promotes urban innovation to improve people’s quality of life. Representatives of GrowGreen’s six European partner cities...


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18.05.2018.

Wroclaw creates space for nature-based solutions to improve quality of life

Wroclaw creates space for nature-based solutions to improve quality of life

The city of Wroclaw in Poland is one of the frontrunner cities of the GrowGreen project, which is creating new high quality green spaces in order to demonstrate how nature can contribute to improving the local climate, urban water management...


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14.05.2018.

Effectively engaging local people in nature-based solutions: GrowGreen at Resilient Cities 2018

Effectively engaging local people in nature-based solutions: GrowGreen at Resilient Cities 2018

The GrowGreen cities of Wroclaw and Manchester partnered up recently to host a training session at the Open European Day of Resilient Cities 2018 on involving citizens in designing and implementing nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions and engaging citizens in climate...


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23.04.2018.

Residents of West Gorton, Manchester, get involved in GrowGreen

Residents of West Gorton, Manchester, get involved in GrowGreen

West Gorton, Manchester, needs more green spaces, according to residents that responded to a survey conducted for GrowGreen on their uses of existing open spaces in the neighbourhood. Designing effective nature-based solutions relies on the involvement of local people. It’s...


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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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