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.

World Forum on Urban Forest


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.

Go to the Turkish version


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!

Go to the Spanish version

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
30/10/2018 URBAN GreenUP in Cities Alive

A contribution from Mersey Forest, member of the URBAN GreenUP Consortium, has been included in the report Cities Alive: Water for People

URBAN GreenUP in Cities Alive
29/10/2018 Putting citizens at the core of more liveable cities

People’s central role for developing sustainable cities was discussed at the BY&FORCITIZENS conference in Valladolid from the 20th to the 21st of September 2018

Putting citizens at the core of more liveable cities