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14.12.2021.

Virtual Story: Nature-based Solutions for cities – Learning from the GrowGreen Project

Virtual Story: Nature-based Solutions for cities – Learning from the GrowGreen Project

Urban citizens worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related disasters such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, landslides and severe storms. The GrowGreen project aims to achieve long-lasting change in cities by integrating Nature-based Solutions into their planning, development, and management. This...


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08.12.2021.

NBS for water and heat stress resilience: the GrowGreen NBS Compendium

NBS for water and heat stress resilience: the GrowGreen NBS Compendium

On 3rd December, Modena City Council held the webinar “NBS for water and heat stress resilience: The GrowGreen NBS Compendium” to explain the role of the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the climate change adaptation. The online event, moderated by Susanna Gionfra,...


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06.12.2021.

Our Rivers Our City: A Strategy for Revitalising Manchester’s River Valleys and Urban Waters

Our Rivers Our City: A Strategy for Revitalising Manchester’s River Valleys and Urban Waters

“Our River Our City” is the most comprehensive re-assessment and appraisal of Manchester’s three main river valleys ever undertaken. The development of this Strategy was undertaken by consultants TEP in partnership with the Groundwork Trust and Mersey Rivers Trust. It...


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30.11.2021.

Nature-based solutions strategies in the GrowGreen cities

Nature-based solutions strategies in the GrowGreen cities

On 24th November, GrowGreen held the webinar “Nature-based solutions strategies in Grow Green cities” to showcase the experience of three GrowGreen cities – namely Brest, Modena and Zadar – in the development of Nature-based solutions (NBS) strategies. The online event,...


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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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