2nd of March 2022
The URBAN GreenUP NBS Webinars Series presents some of the most interesting and innovative Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) implemented in the cities of Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK) and Izmir (Turkey) as part of the URBAN GreenUP project. The 1st webinar will focus on NBS implemented in the area of re-naturing urbanization. The event is free of charge.
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PROGRAMME 12:30 - 12:35 Welcome Raúl Sanchez URBAN GreenUP coordinator CARTIF Technology Center
12:35 - 12:45 Presentation from the NBS proGIreg project Laura Ribotta City of Turin
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12:45 - 12:55 Re-naturing urbanization in Valladolid Alicia Villazán Cabero Valladolid City Council
12:55 - 13:05 Re-naturing urbanization in Liverpool Juliet Staples Liverpool City Council
13:05 - 13:15 Re-naturing urbanization in Izmir Sinan Alper & Berna Ataman Oflas Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
13:15 - 13:30 Discussion and Q&A
Get to know our speakers:
Alicia Villazán Cabero: Environmental Science Degree from the University of Salamanca and Master Degree in Environmental Management in Business from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with 15 years of experience in project management, focused on environment, sustainability, G.I.S. and waste management. She works as innovation senior technician for Valladolid City Council, in the management of international nature-based solutions projects such as the Horizon 2020 EU project ‘URBAN GreenUP’ and ‘Urban Waterbuffer’. Entrepreneur, she worked in environmental consultancy in Mexico, Ireland and Spain. She was also a teacher for the Polytechnic University of Madrid and high-level trainer in Mexico.
Juliet Staples: Juliet Staples is the lead Liverpool City Council officer for Environment and Green Space strategy and development. She has over 25 years’ experience in the environmental sector and has particular interest and specialisms in climate change adaptation, resilience and ecosystem management. Juliet has a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Liverpool University (UK), A Master’s Degree in Pollution and Environmental Control from Manchester University (UK) and a PhD in Ecosystem Management in Navigated Waters from Liverpool University (UK). Juliet is currently leading on Liverpool’s delivery of the EU Horizon 2020 programme ‘URBAN GreenUP’.
Sinan Alper: Sinan Alper is an architect with a background in city planner at Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. He is working in the Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP project since 2018. He worked in design and construction process of Peynircioglu Ecological Corridor Project which was implemented as part of URBAN GreenUP He is also working on the “Living Park Projects” to disseminate nature-based solutions throughout the city of Izmir.
Berna Ataman Oflas: Berna Ataman Oflas is working as an architect in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. She has been working in the Horizon 2020 URBAN GreenUP project since 2017. She designed four parklets as part of the project and coordinated their construction phase. Berna continues her studies to spread the parklets throughout Izmir with local administrations and universities.
Laura Ribotta: Environmental engineer and PhD, she is currently working for the City of Turin on Smart City projects, on educational, technological, environmental issues (Nature Based Solutions, Circular Economy).