Seven cities are formal partners of GrowGreen. These cities all have complex challenges associated with climate resilience, as well as a range of social, economic and environmental problems.
Demonstration projects are designed and implemented in Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain) and Wroclaw (Poland). Wuhan (China) is working with nature-based solutions as part of the pilot phase of the Chinese Sponge Cities Programme.
The remaining cities of Brest (France), Zadar (Croatia) and Modena (Italy) are also working with pilot projects to understand how nature-based solutions can work in their cities. All six European cities are developing or updating city-wide strategies to scale up the use of nature-based solutions to climate challenges.
The cities face similar climate risks related to water management and heat stress and therefore can learn from each other regarding how nature can be used as a solution. The cities work together, enhancing their capacity and expertise for developing and implementing city NBS strategies.
Additional replication cities are directly supported by GrowGreen, although not as formal partners. These cities will be supported in their development and funding of city NBS strategies, and will provide additional insight for the outputs of GrowGreen. Through involvement with various city networks, including Eurocities, Chines Sponge Cities and 100 Resilient Cities, numerous other cities will be indirectly supported through GrowGreen’s outputs.