It has been more than one year since the URBAN GreenUP project was launched in Valladolid, last June 2017. During this hard first year, the team of experts has been working for Valladolid Demonstration in the technical and economical definition of the 42 interventions that are going to be implemented in the city.
The project has an integrated approach for the implementation of technical interventions of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the city, but complemented by many social actions of a non-technical nature, which look for facilitate citizen participation, increase climate change awareness, as well as promote communication of the URBAN GreenUP project among the citizens.
In Valladolid city center, the URBAN GreenUP project went out to the street on the occasion of Earth Day in April 2018. We installed a public stand in El Campillo market square to provide information to the citizens about the project, the interventions, their advantages and the expected benefits for all citizens in Valladolid.
We also organized a participation contest to be part of the European Green Week - 'Green Cities for a greener future', in which Valladolid citizens proposed ideas for the city improvement on aspects of urban restoration and resilience to climate change, about green and blue infrastructures. The citizens, children and civil associations participated and we received many interesting ideas to implement more real NBS in Valladolid!