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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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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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