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URBAN GreenUP

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.

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How

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

Where

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.

Izmir

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

Izmir
Liverpool
Liverpool

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

Valladolid

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

Valladolid
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Join Us In Greening Your City

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

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Updates
21/12/2018 Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?

Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?
06/12/2018 Renaturing cities: cooperation manifesto launched at the World Forum on Urban Forests

URBAN GreenUp and other EU projects jointly signed a document in Mantua, Italy, to promote and boost the adoption of nature-based solutions in urban areas worldwide.

Renaturing cities: cooperation manifesto launched at the World Forum on Urban Forests