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 solutions can make to creating healthy, liveable, climate resilient and sustainable cities. These cities understand...Read more
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 of Benicalap to improve quality of life, reduce pollution and tackle heat stress. Citizens of...Read more
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 500 representatives of cities, civil society organisations, governments, business and other experts, and celebrated the...Read more