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Nature-based solutions are growing in the Gavoglio park

The Gavoglio park in Genova is filling with nature as nature-based solutions such as raingardens, bioswales, gabions, trees and plants have found their places in the new urban park. Meanwhile, monitoring activities to report on the first impacts of the nature-based solution on the local environment have started.

Edible City Solutions

This autumn, UNaLab joined the social media campaign #EdibleCitySolutions where seven H2020 projects working on nature-based solutions came together to raise awareness of the positive ecological, social and economic impact of green urban food system innovation. The campaign offered an occasion to bring the community gardens implemented in Tampere into the spotlight – highlighting how they support social cohesion.

Tampere’s green wall: the northernmost of its kind

The City of Tampere has recently finished the first construction phase of the novel green wall that is located on an old wastewater treatment plant in the Viinikanlahti district. The green wall is the first of its kind to be constructed this far up north, and the city will study its performance in the harsh Finnish climate to enable the replication of this nature-based solution on other public and private buildings in the city.

UNaLab at the GreenEST Summit

UNaLab was invited to the GreenEST Summit - the largest Greentech event in the region - which was held in Tallinn, Estonia. In this event, Abdolrasoul Habibipour presented the UNaLab project as a successful example on the use of the urban living lab approach to develop nature-based solutions in European cities. 

UNaLab joins the #EdibleCitySolutions campaign to raise awareness about green urban food innovation

#EdibleCitySolutions is a month-long social media campaign organised to celebrate World Cities Day 2021 and raise awareness for the positive ecological, social and economic impact of green urban food system innovation. Join the campaign by sharing an image of food system innovation in your city on your Twitter or Instagram.

Nature-based solutions projects and citizens engagement in Prague

The UNaLab project activities and results have proven greatly valuable for follower city Prague, and the project's roadmapping activity has paved the way for new nature-based solutions projects and provided inspiration for local citizen engagement activities.