Two of Urban GreenUP’s partners, CARTIF Foundation and The Mersey Forest, will be participating in the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC) in Budapest
November 29, 2017, Budapest --- Urban GreenUP’s will be participating with a story-corner and a poster in the 2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC 2017) that will take place from the 29th to the 30th of November in Budapest, Hungary. More than three hundred participants and leading urban greening experts of different backgrounds will be gathered together to celebrate nature-based solutions as well as urban green infrastructures.
Unlike most conferences, EUGIC 2017 will be providing a unique and diverse mix of events including workshops, a speed dating session and a series of storytelling sessions that talk about a wide range of urban green topics. Speakers for the said conference include experts on urban planning, policy making, ecology, architecture, investment, and so on. In addition, a series of “story corner” talks in the form of storytelling will be presented by six European Union Horizon 2020 projects that focus mainly on implementing urban green infrastructure and nature-based solution on selected European cities. The projects’ posters and flipcharts, which will serve as their guide all throughout the session, will be displayed on the Graffiti Wall. Stakeholders from the public and the private sectors as well as the people from the research community will partake in sharing their experience and knowledge in their respective project to provide an overall guide in developing other nature-based cities in the future.
One of the six Horizon 2020 projects to be featured in this event is Urban GreenUP. Lead by Raúl Sánchez Francés of the CARTIF Foundation, he alongside with his colleague Nuria García as well as Clare Olver from The Mersey Forest, will be telling a story in parallel with a poster they prepared of the Urban GreenUP project. The title of the story corner is “Wellbeing in cities through nature-based solutions: is it possible to improve? Is it possible measure?” They will be discussing the ways on how to monitor the wellbeing due to nature-based solutions in cities. Moreover, they will explain how monetizing wellbeing is related to green infrastructures in the cities involved.
URBAN GreenUP’s story, together with five more stories from the other Horizon 2020 projects, will be featured on the 29th of November from 2:10 to 3:30 in the afternoon at the Akvárium. A short question and answer forum or what they call “harvest” will take place twenty minutes before the session is over. In this way, everyone can come together to have an interactive exchange of ideas with regards to building better urban green infrastructures and implementing more effective nature-based solutions onto cities based on experiences in the business, research and administrative fields.
Conference programme available at this link.