NBS Type

  • Other

Challenges Adressed

  • Air pollution removal
  • Noise mitigation
  • Heat mitigation
  • Water quality mitigation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Biodiversity
  • Other health and wellbeing

Funding options

  • Public - EU funding
  • Private - (co)-funding

Type of innovation

  • Planning

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About the project

URBAN GreenUP is a EU-funded project which aims at developing, applying, and validating a methodology for Renaturing Urban Plans to mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality and water management and increase the sustainability of our cities through innovative nature-based solutions. Its objective is the development, application, and replication of Renaturing Urban Plans in a number of European and non-European partner cities. 3 runner cities will validate and demonstrate the effectiveness of the methodology. Based on their experience, 4 follower cities, will set up their own RUP.

Technical specification

The implementation of very technical NBS in large-scale districts, it aims at achieving a variety of impacts related to both environmental and socio-economic aspects. It will improve life quality in urban areas, raise awareness on the importance of environment preservation among citizens, generate new market opportunities for European companies at the international level, foster the creation of transnational networks and synergies. It will highlight the importance of the local communities’ active participation when addressing climate problems through co-creation activities also directly involving the citizens, who are at the core of their cities’ green regeneration. The standardization of the method is one of the most relevant milestones of URBAN GreenUP objectives. For that reason, a parameterisation is needed. Challenges previously identified by the bibliography as well as any other challenges that could be identified during the research processes. The parameterisation will allow identifying the factors that influence each challenge to analyse and assess them, in quantitative and/or qualitative technique according to each case and evaluate the city in respect of each city challenge