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Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments

Objective

The frontrunner cities of Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Wroclaw (Poland) and Wuhan (China) and the follower cities Brest(France), Zadar (Croatia) and Modena (Italy) are currently inhabited by 12.7 million people and sit at the heart of wider metropolitan areas which are home to 17.8 million people. All cities already experience flooding and heat stress, with projections for these issues to increase due to climate change and ongoing development. Working in complex, resource-constrained urban environments, the municipalities for each city have committed to delivering joined-up, cost-effective, smart solutions to address these and other urban challenges. They recognise that the cities of the future will need to achieve more with less resources and deliver genuine sustainable development that realises a broad range of social, economic and environmental objectives. Each city believes that nature-based solutions (NBS) are a critical part of this approach.

GROW GREEN brings the partner cities together on the basis of these similarities but also their differences. Across the 6 European and 1 Chinese City they represent the range of different cities that are found across the world, and the different climate risks that they face. The cities will demonstrate a replicable approach for the development and implementation of city NBS strategies.

The outcome will be more than simply demonstrating a methodology that works in the partner cities. GROW GREEN will provide the platform for a step change in the way that NBS are embedded in the long-term planning, development, operation and management of cities around the world. The project outputs will be promoted directly to 4-5 follower+ cities in Latin America, Africa and India to encourage them to develop and implement NBS strategies and to 146 Chinese ‘Sponge Cities’. These channels have been designed to create global demand for NBS and to promote European NBS products and services to meet this demand.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SCC-NBS-2stage-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
Address
Albert Square
M60 2LA Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 396 750

Participants (24)

MANCHESTER CLIMATE CHANGE AGENCY CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 255 750
Address
Manchester Town Hall Lloyd Street
M60 2LA Manchester
Activity type
Other
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 897 200
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 730 437,50
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Other
WROCLAW MIASTO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 1 651 125
Address
Plac Nowy Targ 1 8
50 141 Wroclaw
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCJA ROZWOJU AGLOMERACJI WROCLAWSKIEJ SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 74 355,75
Address
Ul Plac Solny 14
50 062 Wroclaw
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 834 375
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRAD ZADAR
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 119 620
Address
Narodni Trg 1
23000 Zadar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI MODENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 293,75
Address
Via Scudari 20
41121 Modena
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BREST METROPOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 210 787,50
Address
24 Rue Coat Ar Gueven
29200 Brest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIPOLAIRE ARQUITECTOS SLP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 625
Address
Calle Mauro Guillen 3
46009 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OUISHARE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 9 310
Address
29 Rue De Meaux
75019 Paris
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 831 125
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 833 782,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 625
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 492 250
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRINOMICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 338 800
Address
Westersingel 34
3014 GS Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 305 468,75
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Commission for the New Economy

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Great Bridgewater Street - Lee House 90
M1 5JW Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 875
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE GUINNESS PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 437,50
Address
30 Brock Street, Regent Place
NW1 3FG London
Activity type
Other
WUHAN MUNICIPAL PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
188 Yanjiang Avenue Hankou District Wuhan City
430014 Wuhan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 593,75
Address
Town Hall
M60 2JR Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PAISAJE TRANSVERSAL SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 471,25
Address
Calle Atocha 54 Piso 2
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)