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The next UNaLab Consortium Meeting will take place between 26 and 29 November 2018 in the Başakşehir district of the City of Istanbul, Turkey.  The WP leaders will meet on 26 November for a preparatory meeting and therefore other participants are not required to participate on that day. The 27 November will be dedicated to a Joint Vision Workshop for the front-runner and follower cities. The Consotrium Meeting and General Assembly will be held on 28-29 November.  Please find below as an attachment the agenda for the meeting
The 1st ENABLE Stakeholder Dialogue “Environmentally and socially just and resilient cities – What can blue and green infrastructure offer?” will provide an opportunity to share experiences on embedding green and blue infrastructure in urban planning and development. The attendance for the dialogue is free of charge. In this Stakeholder Dialogue, discussions will focus particularly on how cities can become more just from an environmental as well as societal perspective by creating and improving urban green and blue spaces. Project researchers and cities will present research findings
The UNaLab team members Peter Roebeling, Teresa Fidelis, Anna Ståhlbröst and Laura Wendling are guest editing a special issue of the Open Access journal Resources on the topic “Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Change Adaptation”. They now invite papers that address one or more of the following issues: i) multiple impacts, costs, (co-)benefits and economic viability of NBS across spatial, temporal and social scales; ii) effective co-creation processes that enable the visioning, design and implementation of NBS through engagement and participation of stakeho
Are you interested in exploring and developing potential solutions to the climate challenges that European cities are facing today, such as pollution, heat stress and flooding? If that is the case, the UNaLab project is organising a workshop on nature-based solutions that might be something for you! The interactive workshop ‘Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real-life Challenges’, will take place on 26th September as part of the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. This workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders
The City of Genova is coordinating the Climate Adaptation Partnership, which is now presenting its draft Action Plan. They are currently looking for feedback on the following 11 proposed actions in the field of Climate Adaptation – Urban Agenda for the EU: Revision of urban development and planning regulation tools, focusing on national, regional and local climate adaptation actions   Further involvement of national municipality associations and Covenant of Mayors as key facilitators and supporters of local authorities Gui
Since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) has been an unmissable event combining the latest solutions and technologies, and inspirational keynotes on improving life in cities. In 2018, the event intends to reflect on what makes a city livable, what happens when "gentrification" changes the whole social character of a neighborhood, and how sharing can transform the way it operates so that it can become more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and, of course, smarter with a focus on people. To do so, this year's edition will concentrate on f
World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues. It is organised by SIWI and will this year address the theme "water, ecosystems and human development". Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world. In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 co
This interactive workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real life climate issues, which today's European smart cities are facing. Through a facilitated gamified co-creation tool – the CoCo-toolkit, participants will explore pre-selected urban challenges. The expert facilitator will guide the contributors through the cases presented, explore the boundaries and weaknesses, and co-create potential solutions. The aim of the workshop is to bring cities and regions together in a co-creative session to explore pre
New blog post out! What nature-based solutions do children want to implement? Read all about the children's urban nature lab in Vuores. Children’s Urban Nature Lab in Vuores | UNaLab
The UNaLab project will through its partners ERRIN and ENoLL, together with ERRIN's Smart Citites Working Group members Eindhoven, Stavanger and Cities Northern Netherlands, organise a nature-based solutions workshop during the Nordic Edge Expo on 26th September in Stavanger, Norway. The name of the workshop is 'Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real-life Challenges'. The aim of the workshop is to bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real-life climate issues, w

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  • ERRIN - European Regions Research and Innovation Network

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions