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Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy

Objective

GREEN SURGE will identify, develop and test ways of connecting green spaces, biodiversity, people and the green economy, in order to meet the major urban challenges related to land use conflicts, climate change adaptation, demographic changes, and human health and wellbeing. It will provide a sound evidence base for green infrastructure planning and implementation, exploring the innovation potential, and linking environmental, social and economic services with local communities.

Working from the local to the city-regional level, the project aims to: 1) Develop urban green infrastructure as a planning concept for both integration and promotion of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and adapt it to local contexts; 2) apply an innovative biocultural diversity perspective to develop successful governance arrangements facilitating socio-ecological integration and local engagement in planning of urban green spaces; and 3) explore how valuation and real market integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services can facilitate choices in favour of the development of multifunctional green spaces in urban areas.

Approaches and tools under these three interlinked objectives will be developed and implemented through an integrative, iterative and transdisciplinary process. GREEN SURGE will embrace a three-tiered approach of comparative European cases, synthesis of good practices, and establishment of five Urban Learning Labs strategically selected to represent different urban situations in Europe. GREEN SURGE will work within cooperative Learning Alliances, a specific type of multi-stakeholder involvement designed to enhance a process of shared learning and understanding in situations with a high degree of complexity and un-predictability. Two-loop learning applied combines a project-wide science-driven approach based on a common framework methodology with a bottom-up knowledge or experience-based approach at the local level.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 578 977,60
Administrative Contact
Bjarne Friis Ploumark (Mr.)

Participants (23)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 321 150,48
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kaisu Taskila (Ms.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 400
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 724,73
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephan Pauleit (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 024,40
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgit Elands (Dr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 422 814,72
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Elmqvist (Prof.)
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 377 184,24
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amy Stewart (Dr.)
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 514 150,25
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elke Rick (Ms.)
VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 222 400
Address
Lonyay Utca 34 Iii/21
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Tosics (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 313 657,08
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Cortese (Dr.)
TRIPLE ME HOLDING BV

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Netherlands
Address
Oude Kraan 8
6811 LJ Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Bade (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 204 157,20
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jakub Kronenberg (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 376 141,60
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ammi Lindgren (Ms.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 207 572,85
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C7, 1 Piso
1749016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Margarida Martins (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 311 018
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Urška Iglič (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 346,67
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
INSTITUT ZA TRAJNOSTNI RAZVOJ
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 17 000
Address
Metelkova 6
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anamarija Slabe (Mrs.)
LAVACO PODJETJE ZA GRADBENISTVO IN TRGOVINO DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 16 940
Address
Cesta Andreja Bitenca 68
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klemen Zajc (Mr.)
TISA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 17 000
Address
Cesta V Prod 84
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lena Marion (Dr.)
PROFIN SERVICE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 199,98
Address
Garibaldi Square 27
70122 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guglielmo De Masi (Mr.)
C-O-M-B-I-N-E ARKITEKTER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 50 200
Address
Tjarhovsgatan 5
116 21 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petter Hauffman (Mr.)
SCANDINAVIAN BRANDING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Ryvangs Alle 6
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Linneballe (Mr.)
SEEBAUER, WEFERS UND PARTNER GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 320
Address
Babelsberger Strasse 40 41
10715 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Seebauer (Mr.)
ECOMETRICA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 057,15
Address
Orchard Brae House 30 Queensferry Road
EH4 2HS Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronique Morel (Ms.)