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URBAN GreenUP

is a EU-funded project which 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.

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Izmir
Liverpool
Liverpool

Needing smart soils to improve tree stability, water storage and pollutant filtration? Liverpool has two ideas for that: biochar and tree pits for sustainable urban drainage.

Valladolid

Ever heard of green infrastructure? Those in Valladolid will clean the air, improve biodiversity and the citizens’ welfare!

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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
URBAN GreenUP on Euronews

The European television news network Euronews has released a video presenting URBAN GreenUP

URBAN GreenUP on Euronews
Wildfires in Izmir: a green plan for the city, an urban plan for the forests

After last summer’s massive forest fires in Izmir, Turkey, villagers were afraid their environment might be further threatened by urban development. But, starting from an extraordinary meeting inside the forest, the Municipality launched a reforestation campaign engaging the population.

Wildfires in Izmir: a green plan for the city, an urban plan for the forests