aims at developing, applying and validating a methodology for Renaturing Urban Plans to mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality and water management and increase the sustainability of our cities through innovative nature-based solutions.


Nature-based solutions are at the heart of URBAN GreenUP Renaturing Urban Plans. These are grouped into four complementary categories.


Three runner cities regenerating their urban environment with nature-based-solutions will demonstrate and validate the URBAN GreenUP methodology. Five follower will enhance the replication potential at European and international level.


50 tons of CO2 absorbed each year and lower summer temperatures by 3 to 5 oC. How? With 5000 new trees along a 10 km long cycle and pedestrian route.


Needing smart soils to improve tree stability, water storage and pollutant filtration? Liverpool has two ideas for that: biochar and 3D printers!


Ever heard of electro wetland roofs? Those in Valladolid will provide green and drainage surface, water for irrigation and clean electrical energy!

Project Video

Join Us In Greening Your City

URBAN GreenUP is creating a Network of Cities interested in fighting against climate change through nature-based solutions.

Open Video
15/02/2018 Meet URBAN GreenUP’s experts: CARTIF Technology Center

Raúl Sánchez and Laura Pablos, key players of the project coordinator’s team, talk about the uniqueness of URBAN GreenUP

Meet URBAN GreenUP’s experts: CARTIF Technology Center
09/02/2018 Reflecting on a greener future

URBAN GreenUP consortium partners gathered together from the 16th to the 18th of January 2018 in Izmir for its 2nd Periodic Meeting

Reflecting on a greener future