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D1.1 - NBS Catalogue The target of this document is the definition of a catalogue of Nature Base Solutions (NBS) that include all the possible characteristics (technical, economic, environmental, and social) of each one of them.
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In order to be able to select the best options to introduce them in the development of a RUP, allowing the definition of different scenarios, which have been evaluated to define its viability and impact to improve the behaviour of the city regarding the climate change challenges.

During the process, features of each NBS identified have been taken into account, in order to be able to describe the impact of the technology since economic, environmental, social and aesthetical issues, for which it has been necessary to identify the KPIs that have been taking into account in each implementation for measuring the behaviour of NBS, as well as the qualitative features. On the other hand, the process of implementation and the stakeholders that take part on it has also been taken into account.

This catalogue allows to identify solutions taking different criteria’s depending on characteristics of the city/area, problems, challenges, budget, social issues, climate, previous experiences, etc.

 


 

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D2.1 - Report on the diagnosis of Valladolid The objective of this deliverable is to deploy a diagnosis of the Valladolid city, with a detailed assessment and prioritization of the main environmental challenges.
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The document starts with a general description and characteristics of the city: their location, climate and socio-demographic characterization, land use and communication, as well as the cultural heritage and innovation characterisation, vegetation and green public spaces structure. It then presents the analysis of the municipality according to the challenges, based on the schema of the Expert Working Group on EKLIPSE: Climate resilience, Water management, Green space management, Air quality, Urban regeneration, Planning and governance, Social justice and social cohesion, Public health and well-being, Economic opportunities and green jobs.

The deliverable mentions the Valladolid’s Action Plan for Sustainable Energy, its Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy, as well as the other urban plans implemented by the city (Green Vehicle Program, Plan for integral urban mobility, Valladolid by 2016, Strategic proposals and Local Agenda 21).

Thanks to this deliverable, URBAN GreenUP will be able to build a methodology to set a Valladolid city baseline, to create a set of indicators to measure NBSs performances, to monitor these performance and evaluate cost and benefits of NBS.

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D2.2 - Baseline document to Valladolid The Baseline to Valladolid is the first measurement of all the key performance indicators (KPIs) contemplated in the URBAN GreenUP project for the Valladolid Demo-Site.
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Baseline definition begins with a regulations analysis, as well as the challenges and limitations for every Nature Based Solutions (NBS) group.

For the city of Valladolid there have been initially selected 46 KPIs, which include 29 core KPIs. For every KPI and the EKPLISE Challenge it addresses, the type of indicator and measure unit are identified. KPI proposed units show an initial measure method identified for every NBS.

For every KPI, the currently available data sources for calculating the Baseline have been identified, as well as the data sources that do not currently exist but are planned to be considered within the URBAN GreenUP project. KPIs are grouped into technical, economic and social indicators.

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D3.1 - Report on the diagnosis of Liverpool The following report sets out the ecological and socio-economic diagnosis undertaken for Liverpool. It presents an overview of the city’s social, economic and ecological resource base, as well as its current development context.
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The diagnosis builds on the evidence-base of a comprehensive evaluation of Liverpool’s green infrastructure (GI), assessing the current GI network and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the city, and identifies gaps in the network and opportunities to introduce innovative NBS in a way that takes advantage of favourable policy conditions.

The report provides an evidence base for the URBAN GreenUP interventions In Liverpool to test and demonstrate NBS and provide the basis for upscaling the approach in the city, replicating the approach in follower cities and enabling exploitation in markets for NBS across the world.

Our diagnosis of the city has used the Eklipse methodology currently under development as a framework. Key performance indicators (KPIs) have been proposed for the city based on this framework. A number of these indicators have been identified as common across all three lead cities.

The diagnosis for Liverpool has used a wide range of data sources to describe the city, identify key issues to address, suggest types of green infrastructure interventions that might be considered and point to demonstration areas where more, in depth, assessment and specification of interventions can take place. 

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D3.2 - Baseline document for Liverpool Three demonstration areas, with a buffer that includes nearby schools, have been selected for the implementation phase of Urban GreenUP in Liverpool. 
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Demonstration areas were selected according to the following criteria:

  • Opportunity to implement NBS in relation to identified issues for the city.
  • Opportunity to implement NBS in the time available
  • Availability of match funding for NBS interventions
  • Engagement and support from landowners, partners and stakeholders
  • Established political support
  • Opportunity to demonstrate innovation.

In addition, we have identified schools in a buffer around these areas whom we wish to engage and involve in the delivery of NBS.

Detailed assessment of these areas using the Eklipse Challenge Framework, has identified the key issues for NBS to tackle in the demonstration areas. In terms of key challenges, issues related to urban heat island, air quality and water management are key concerns. A great deal of work has taken place to identify pluvial and other flood risks to the city. Star Tools has been used to identify how the planned interventions through Urban GreenUP can help to both reduce flood risk and also reduce impacts of urban heat island.

An Ex Ante valuation of the planned interventions indicates that from a capital investment of €2.4m, a range of benefits will be provided with an estimated value of €7.9m in terms of wide economic benefit, and €1.3m of GVA. This represents a good investment in the continued, sustainable regeneration of Liverpool.

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D4.1 - Report on the Diagnosis of Izmir The present deliverable provides a detailed assessment and prioritization of climate change related environmental and water challenges in the city of Izmir.
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The Report tackles the present state of play in the city of Izmir, summarizing the situation and supplying information in the following subsequent parts: overall city description and geographical, socio-economical framing; climate, coastal resilience, water and green space management as well as air quality considerations; urban regeneration perspectives; participatory planning and governance; social justice and cohesion considerations; public health and well being; economic valuation via ecoservices opportunities.

A discussion of various barriers to NBS adaptation as well as indicators pertaining to the diagnosis is also included in the Report.

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D4.2 - Baseline document to Izmir This document pinpoints the position of the sub-demo areas of Izmir implementation, summarizes the current situation and provides baseline values of the sub demo areas so as to support the evaluation process after the implementations are carried out.
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A discussion of various challenges and limitations to NBS implementation and adaptation as well as indicators pertaining to the baseline are also included in the Report.

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D5.1 - Technical KPIs Definition This deliverable defines a set of KPIs (key Performance Indicators) that will be used to assess the methodology defined in Work Package 1 (WP1): renaturing city methodology and also in each demonstration city diagnosis and baseline being developed (WP2, Valladolid; WP3, Liverpool; WP4, Izmir), where the projected NBS (Nature Based Solutions) are related to both a challenge (below) and to KPIs.
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In this document the methodology shall be approached by defining the main challenges and goals that will draw directly from the Eklipse Mechanism; a self-sustained mechanism under the umbrella of the European Union’s Horizon 2020.

The KPIs are based on the Eklipse mechanism framework, where a robust set of KPIs shall be selected and established by challenges that relate to NBS. These challenges are: Climate mitigation & adaptation; Water Management; Coastal Resilience; Green Space Management; Air Quality; Urban Regeneration; Participatory Planning and Governance; Social Justice and Social Cohesion; Public Health and Well-being; Potential of economic opportunities and green jobs; Other challenge/s

This document will provide a detailed definition of calculation formulas and indices in order to measure and evaluate the accuracy and quality of the Key Performance Indicators.

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D5.2 - Urban Platform and Data Guidelines / Sustainable ICT Platform HL Design and Raw Data Guidelines The global monitoring and evaluation of the Urban Greenup ICT platform is of importance and depends on the city KPI calculation platforms enabled and or developed for the different types of KPIs received from the respective partner cities' data and or model of systems and platforms.
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This report will provide an effective and sustainable framework and architecture to produce the necessary visualization of the KPIs. The KPIs are basically reported and collected from a combination of guidelines provided for raw data, KPI calculation processes and user’s engagement at different cities of concerns.

The platform is not just for raw data collection but also for visualization, scientific storage, scientific visor, decision making processes, and additionally provides an engagement platform for users from scientific communities, and, municipalities to interact and make proactive “green” solutions for cities at large.

This task uses KPIs from partner cities, data, ICT capabilities to produce a digital model for cities that fulfils the goal of using necessary data as required to measure or track changes with respect to defined KPIs or baselines. This work also serves as a scientific tool for developers of climate solutions for urban cities and provides a model that enable smart usage of data for “green” status.

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D8.1 - Definition of the project visual identity and guidelines This document reports on the development of the visual identity of the URBAN GreenUP project.
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This was developed according to the project’s values, key messages and characteristics. The logo developed for URBAN GreenUP is namely encompassing two basic ideas: ‘renaturing cities’ and ‘nature-based solutions’. URBAN GreenUP’s visual identity and logo have been developed  to be used  for internal and external project communications.

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D8.3 - Website Online The current report is aimed at providing evidence about the process followed in the URBAN GreenUP website development.
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The website is fully integrated with the project visual identity and constitutes the main source of information regarding the project’s activities. It is to be considered a living channel that will be implemented in the course of the project’s lifetime with new features and functionalities to meet the users’ needs in terms of knowledge sharing about the project. The website will be regularly updated with project updates, news and events.

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D8.4 - Project Flyer This document presents the flyer developed for URBAN GreenUP. The goal of the flyer is to inform stakeholders of disparate key aspects of the project. Examples are: motivations, objectives and lines of action.
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Prior to the brochure, the Communication and Dissemination Secretariat had produced a postcard as a preliminary ready-to-use dissemination material to distribute during events. The purpose of the postcard is similar to the brochure one, focusing on the key aspects to disseminate URBAN GreenUP’s main concepts to a wider audience.

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D8.5 - Short Project Video The current report is aimed at providing evidence about the URBAN GreenUP audio-visual approach implemented for the production of the Short Project Video. The video, as a communication product, is available on the URBAN GreenUP website and YouTube channel.
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The storyline of the video has been developed to address the general public taking into account the distribution channels (online media) and key messages.

The audio-visual strategy of the project will also include four short additional web videos and a Video News Release for TV media distribution, which will be produced towards the end of the project.

The Short Project Video, as well as all audiovisual materials, will be produced in line with the visual identity of URBAN GreenUP.

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