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05.11.2021.

Nature-based Solutions implementation: Learning from GrowGreen cities

Nature-based Solutions implementation: Learning from GrowGreen cities

On 26th October, GrowGreen held the webinar “Nature-based solutions implementation: Learning from GrowGreen cities” to showcase the experience of three GrowGreen cities – namely Manchester, Valencia and Wroclaw – in implementing their nature-based solutions (NBS) demonstration projects. In addition, the...


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02.11.2021.

Launch of Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds and Outdoor Learning

Launch of Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds and Outdoor Learning

Making school grounds greener can contribute to increasing climate resilience and improving health and education outcomes, especially for those most impacted by systems of inequity and environmental injustices. However, barriers to creating green school grounds at scale persist. How can...


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04.10.2021.

Learning from the GrowGreen cities: Urban Nature-based solutions projects and strategies

Learning from the GrowGreen cities: Urban Nature-based solutions projects and strategies

Urban nature-based solutions have proved to generate multiple benefits, to the environment, the economy and to society, while increasing the harmony between people and nature. In order to contribute to the evidence-base of nature-based solutions (NBS) in cities and increase...


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26.08.2021.

Citizen engagement for nature-based solutions

Citizen engagement for nature-based solutions

The active engagement of citizens is essential to successfully implement Nature-based Solutions (NBS). Developing co-design processes and including the greatest diversity of stakeholders will offer a solid foundation for lasting and shared improvements. Engaging citizens requires not only informing them...


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12.07.2021.

Universitat Politècnica de València launches a MOOC on Sustainability in Architecture

Universitat Politècnica de València launches a MOOC on Sustainability in Architecture

The Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València) launched the Massive Open Online Course “Sustainability in Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction”, starting on July 12th. The course introduces the basic elements and trends that define sustainability practices in Architecture today....


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05.07.2021.

Creating sponge cities with nature-based solutions

Creating sponge cities with nature-based solutions

On June 30th, IUCN together with WRI hosted a GrowGreen webinar to share experiences of Wuhan and Manchester in using nature-based solutions (Nbs) to create “sponge cities” and tackle water and climate-related challenges. The sponge city concept refers to a...


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25.06.2021.

GrowGreen 3rd General Assembly

GrowGreen 3rd General Assembly

From 20 to 27 May 2021, the 3rd General Assembly of the GrowGreen project took place virtually. Hosted by the Comune di Modena (a GrowGreen city partner), the assembly gathered all project partners and cities to come together and discuss...


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28.04.2021.

Involving citizens in urban nature-based solutions strategies

Involving citizens in urban nature-based solutions strategies

On the 22nd of April, IUCN hosted a webinar for the GrowGreen project to explore options for achieving successful citizen engagement for Nature-based Solutions, building on the experiences of the GrowGreen project as well as other European cities. Citizens are...


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15.04.2021.

Brest water retention solutions for stormwater management and green gardens

Brest water retention solutions for stormwater management and green gardens

In 2018 the plan for a new form of stormwater management project in Brest metropolis was approved as part of the communities 2019-2025 Climate Air Energy Plan. The plan will offer citizens the opportunity to buy rainwater barrels at a...


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15.03.2021.

GrowGreen Citizen Engagement for Nature-based Solutions – reflecting on lessons learnt!

GrowGreen Citizen Engagement for Nature-based Solutions – reflecting on lessons learnt!

GrowGreen aims to create Nature-based Solutions in cities for climate and water resilience, sustainable economic growth, and healthy citizens and environments. As the final project year commences, a number of demonstration projects are completed and ready to showcase lessons learnt...


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