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28.04.2021.

Involving citizens in urban nature-based solutions strategies

Involving citizens in urban nature-based solutions strategies

On the 22nd of April, IUCN hosted a webinar for the GrowGreen project to explore options for achieving successful citizen engagement for Nature-based Solutions, building on the experiences of the GrowGreen project as well as other European cities. Citizens are...


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15.04.2021.

Brest water retention solutions for stormwater management and green gardens

Brest water retention solutions for stormwater management and green gardens

In 2018 the plan for a new form of stormwater management project in Brest metropolis was approved as part of the communities 2019-2025 Climate Air Energy Plan. The plan will offer citizens the opportunity to buy rainwater barrels at a...


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15.03.2021.

GrowGreen Citizen Engagement for Nature-based Solutions – reflecting on lessons learnt!

GrowGreen Citizen Engagement for Nature-based Solutions – reflecting on lessons learnt!

GrowGreen aims to create Nature-based Solutions in cities for climate and water resilience, sustainable economic growth, and healthy citizens and environments. As the final project year commences, a number of demonstration projects are completed and ready to showcase lessons learnt...


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12.02.2021.

Work begins on the blue-green pedestrian corridor in Benicalap, Valencia

Work begins on the blue-green pedestrian corridor in Benicalap, Valencia

Green space with an innovative drainage pavement system that collects water will be built along a route of nearly 1000 square metres. The work, which will be completed in approximately six months, is being carried out by Bipolaire, one of...


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05.02.2021.

Climate Adaptation Summit demonstrates the significant potential of Nature-based Solutions for adaptation and resilience

Climate Adaptation Summit demonstrates the significant potential of Nature-based Solutions for adaptation and resilience

The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January, hosted by the Netherlands, convened global leaders and local stakeholders. It saw the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda, setting out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavors and partnerships to...


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28.01.2021.

Wuhan Sponge City Programme: achieving harmony among people, water and city

Wuhan Sponge City Programme: achieving harmony among people, water and city

Download the summary and the full report produced by IUCN for GrowGreen on the Chinese Sponge Cities Programme. Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, is well-known as the “city of one hundred lakes” located in central China. Abundant water...


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15.12.2020.

Connecting people with nature-based solutions in Valencia

Connecting people with nature-based solutions in Valencia

GrowGreen’s new mobile app As part of GrowGreen, a new app has been developed to engage local people in the Benicalap neighbourhood of Valencia with their new nature-based solutions and the local plants and wildlife. The app makes it easier...


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08.12.2020.

Selecting the right nature-based solution in the right place

Selecting the right nature-based solution in the right place

On the 2nd of December GrowGreen hosted a webinar to introduce a number of resources developed by the GrowGreen and Ignition projects which can be used to support decision-makers, planners, businesses, and others in comparing green and grey options to...


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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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