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URBAN GreenUp puts in common its first six months of work

16 january 2018

This week, the consortium of Urban GreenUp is gathered together in Izmir (Turkey) in order to celebrate the 2nd Meeting of the project. During these days, they are going to be reviewing the progress afther six months of work, which started on June.

The main aim of this European project, coordinated by CARTIF, is to develop a new strategy for re-naturing cities through the application of Nature Based Solutions. Actions are being carried out in three demonstrator cities: Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK) and Izmir (Turkey).

The consortium has organised nine work sessions, whose objective is to analyse the progress of each work package from a technical perspective, discussing the most critical points of the project and agreeing on the best way to address them. Every Demo Sites counts on parallel sessions in order to make the most of the meeting. To establish work groups to cover and analyse specific aspects of the project, they are going to celebrate several work sessions.

On January 16th, they are going to review the re-naturing city methodology, which is being applied in the demo sites, and show to the rest of the consortium the progress in each city: Valladolid, Liverpool and Izmir.

The following day, the session will include the presentation of the progress of Follower Cities. Each Follower City will explain their advances and progress in the development of Urban Plans and Nature Based Solutions.

In addition, on January 17th, the whole consortium will visit the İnciraltı City Forest area and then they will take the ferry to Bostanlı to go to the three Demo sites, located in the city, in which the project is applying NBS.

Finally, on January 18th, they will discuss about the application of the Ecosystem Services Approach (ESA) evaluation to the demo sites, and exploitation and market deployment. On the other hand, they will address the communication and dissemination questions.

URBAN GreenUP project contribute to the mitigation of climate change risks in cities, increase the resilience to climate change effects and improve air quality. The project is raising awareness about the benefits of re-naturing cities making them more sustainable places. 

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