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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 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!

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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
Designing the future where everything begun

The URBAN GreenUP consortium gathered in Valladolid (Spain), the city where the project was launched in June 2017. The goal was to discuss the work done so far and get ready for the next project stage

Designing the future where everything begun
Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy

Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are bringing it back into their spaces, with innovative nature-based solutions to tackle the effects of climate change and air pollution

Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy