City Actions

GrowGreen works with Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain) and Wroclaw (Poland) to develop demonstration projects for nature-based solutions. Manchester will use green infrastructure to address flood risk in a neighbourhood near the city centre, while Valencia aims to rehabilitate gardens and a forest to reduce heat stress. Wroclaw is affected by both heat and water risks, and so its demonstration projects of pocket parks, green walls and a green street will aim to address both. Wuhan (China) is working with nature-based solutions as part of the pilot phase of the Chinese Sponge Cities Programme.

GrowGreen works with a further three cities with similar climate challenges and supports them in developing their nature-based solutions strategies. Brest (France) will revise its stormwater management master plan. Modena (Italy) will update its water management plan, and incorporate lessons learnt on managing urban heat island effects. Zadar (Croatia) will bring together stakeholders for a shared urban strategy on nature-based solutions.