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24.11.2020.

Espai Verd Benicalap opens with 15 plots of urban vegetable gardens

Espai Verd Benicalap opens with 15 plots of urban vegetable gardens

The new Espai Verd Benicalap (Green Space Benicalap), located in the Benicalap neighborhood in València, has been inaugurated with an open day for citizens. This project is one of the winners of the recent Collaborative Green Initiatives Contest, an ideas...


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19.11.2020.

Training for municipal and regional stakeholders in Modena

Training for municipal and regional stakeholders in Modena

On 10th November, GrowGreen hosted a training session for the urban planning department in the GrowGreen city of Modena, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. The training session focused on the implementation of nature-based solutions in existing urban...


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17.11.2020.

GrowGreen webinar: Selecting the right nature-based solution in the right place

GrowGreen webinar: Selecting the right nature-based solution in the right place

Many nature-based solutions (NBS) can be used to solve urban challenges and each one offers different co-benefits and can be used in different contexts. They can be used alone, in combination, or integrated with grey infrastructure. Matching the solutions to...


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22.10.2020.

Key Features of Manchester’s West Gorton Community Park

Key Features of Manchester’s West Gorton Community Park

The new West Gorton Community Park in Manchester, UK, is designed as a park that drinks water, aiming to reduce flood risk and providing a multitude of benefits for local residents. This video gives an eco-tour of the park, explaining...


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01.10.2020.

A new forest for Valencia

A new forest for Valencia

Through GrowGreen, Valencia City Council has recently put a project out to tender for creating a new sustainable forest in the Benicalap-Ciutat Fallera neighbourhood of the city. The forest will join and extend the existing Benicalap Park. The site for...


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04.09.2020.

GrowGreen cities take big steps forward

GrowGreen cities take big steps forward

A plethora of nature-based solutions are now in place in the GrowGreen cities – from a park that drinks water in Manchester, to a green street in Wroclaw, and a green roof in Valencia – and yet more are to...


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28.07.2020.

West Gorton, Manchester, gets a new park that drinks water

West Gorton, Manchester, gets a new park that drinks water

Manchester’s West Gorton neighbourhood now has a new climate resilient park, one of GrowGreen’s demonstration projects. The park is designed with nature-based solutions to ‘drink’ and absorb rainwater, reducing flood risk in the surrounding area. The local residents, including elderly...


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14.07.2020.

Treating wastewater with nature-based solutions in Modena

Treating wastewater with nature-based solutions in Modena

The GrowGreen team in Modena is working on designs for nature-based treatment of canal waters from the urbanised eastern area of the city. The proposed nature-based solutions are being used for the first time by the City of Modena and...


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10.06.2020.

New green roof installed on a senior centre in Valencia

New green roof installed on a senior centre in Valencia

As part of GrowGreen, a new green roof has been installed on the Benicalap Senior Centre in Valencia, providing benefits for health and for the environment. The project, managed by the City of Valencia in collaboration with the Las Naves...


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02.06.2020.

Engaging municipal departments in developing a nature-based solutions strategy

Engaging municipal departments in developing a nature-based solutions strategy

Working on nature-based solutions requires partnerships and collaborations across the many municipal departments and external stakeholders involved, such as departments responsible for green spaces, stormwater/flood management, highways, health and many others. However, when each department has its own culture and...


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