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Methodology on spatial analysis in front-runner and follower cities

The methodology guides the local consortia in FRC and FC in their spatial analysis of the urban regeneration areas to achieve comparable results.

Guidelines for upscaling

Instructions will be provided to cities regarding the temporal and spatial upscaling of the NBS assessment. This is important considering that in the lifetime of the project NBS can be implemented and monitored only on small spatial and temporal scales, thus cities should be able to monitor effectiveness of NBS also after the end of the project and when NBS are realised on large areas.

Implementation Monitoring report 2

The second implementation monitoring report updates the information on NBS implementation in the LLs.

Report on the FCs' stakeholders set-up

A local stakeholder group in every FC will be established. The local stakeholder groups will assist task 5.2 in identifying and tackling administrative barriers at local level, a key requirement in preparing the local urban plans for the replication of NBS.

final communication and dissemination plan

communication and dissemination activities

updated communication and dissemination plan 2

communication and dissemination activities

Report on benefits produced by implemented NBS

An intermediate report will provide the preliminary results about effectiveness of the implemented NBS and will allow to possibly improve the NBS plan for the future of the project. An accurate quantification of the benefits produced will be released at the end of the project.

updated communication and dissemination plan 4

communication and dissemination activities

updated communication and dissemination plan 1

communication and dissemination activities

Final report on co-design workshops in FRC

The deliverable will report on the stakeholder ideas and contributions about the transformation of the NBS tested in LLs into business models.

Replication Analysis Report

The report will reflect the main outcomes of the 1st and 2nd round of replication events with a focus on the learnings for both FCs and external cities, will report on replication in FRC and reflect on replication within the same city and beyond the city borders and will also summarize lessons learnt for local planning processes undertaken in the frame of Task 2.3.

Mid-term report on the implement-tation process of the urban plans

coincides with the delivery month of D4.5 guidelines to upscaling, which allows the FC to (i) obtain and share information and knowledge on temporal and spatial upscaling of NBS, thus (ii) allowing them to adapt the ongoing process of development of the urban plans in line with the projects’ objectives.

Implementation Monitoring report 1

The first implementation monitoring report will reflect the state of NBS implementation in M25 of the project and allows the risk management of the further implementation activities. It will inform the preparation of the monitoring of NBS benefits (WP 4)

Guidelines for co-designing and co-implementing green infrastructure in urban regeneration processes

A first draft of the 'Guidelines for co-designing and co-implementing green infrastructure in urban regeneration processes' will outline the basic steps to be taken to bring the relevant stakeholders together and facilitate their interaction in a result-oriented way tailored to the interests and needs of different groups of the society. Special attention will be dedicated to marginalised and vulnerable groups in order to lower social, cultural, physical, language or other barriers which could compromise their equal participation. Through the first round of workshops it will be further differentiated and adapted to the specific needs of each FRC.

Collective scheme/report of technological and non-technological barriers

The deliverable will present a synopsis of barriers which need to be overcome for a better implementation of NBS in urban regeneration.

Roadmap towards urban planning in FC

coincides with the start of the assessment of NBS in FRC (tasks 4.1 – 4.4). The methodology will be developed in cooperation with WP 4 and WP 6 and integrate the findings and conclusions identified in FRC.

Report on workshop round 1 in FRC

The report presents the city-specific stakeholders for urban regeneration who have been identified in the FRC and how they can be integrated in the co-design process for NBS.

Report on workshop round 2 in FRC

The report will sum up the co-design activities the FRC have undertaken with citizens and stakeholders in the second round of co-design workshops.

updated communication and dissemination plan 3

communication and dissemination activities

corporate design for project communication

The corporate design manual will guide the appearance of all communication material used within proGIreg.

Report on technological barriers

The report will describe the technological barriers identified with the help of the standardized questionnaires (D5.1).

Report on barriers beyond the project

The report will resume the results of the questionnaires on barriers addressed

Spatial analysis evaluation report

The report wraps up the regeneration needs and potentials identifies through the spatial analysis in the FRC and FC.

Monitoring and assessment plan

A monitoring and assessment plan to evaluate effectiveness of the implemented NBS will be established. The plan will include information about the stakeholders involved in this process.

Report on non-technological barriers within the project

The report will describe the non-technological barriers identified among the proGIreg stakeholders, especially the FRC

Report on co-design workshops in FRC Ningbo

The deliverable will report on the stakeholder ideas and contributions to NBS in the Ningbo LL.

Report on common methodology for implementation incl. sample templates for monitoring

The common methodology for implementation will guide the FRC in planning, organizing and communicating the implementation of NBS in their LLs. It sets common standards which will be locally adapted by the cities.

mid-term conference in Turin

The conference will present the project progress and visit the NBS implementation sites in Turin, to exchange approaches and NBS tested in the LLs, and to update the project’s working process in relation to the replication and information needs of the global proGIreg network. In case of an online event, site visits will be replaced by appropriate media for presenting the LL and giving a voice to the local stakeholders.

MOOC final

The final version of all MOOC material is published on the edX platform to serve for further runs of the course.

MOOC 1st run

A first version of all MOOC material is published on the edX platform and the course is run with learners for the first time.

ProGIreg website

public project website

Final conference in Zagreb

Dissemination event will be the opportunity for the global proGIreg network to discuss the final results of proGIreg and visit the implementation sites for NBS in Zagreb, to exchange approaches and NBS, that were performed during 5 years inside the different LLs. At this conference the market-ready NBS and the business model catalogue will be presented.

MOOC 2nd run

An improved version of all MOOC material is published on the edX platform and the course is run with learners for the second time.

kick-off conference in Dortmund

pre-proGIreg NBS implementations for urban regeneration, to exchange approaches and NBS to be used in the proGIreg LLs and to bring research questions of the global proGIreg network to the project.


Databases will be collected throughout the duration of the project based on the plan and protocols described above. Cities will be responsible for data collection based on instructions from WP 4 partners. Databases will be made accessible to the various partners of proGIreg and external partners according to the H2020 rules. Despite databases will be organised continuously an official release according to the rules set by the consortium is planned for the mid-term and the end of the project.

Protocols of measurements

Protocols of measurements including baseline and project follow-up will be set in order to homogenise the data collected from the different cities. Indicators will be set here based on the EWG assessment framework on NBS. Protocols will include the collection of existing information from the cities where available and when considered useful.

Development of standardised questionnaires addressing technological and non-technologocial barriers

The standardize questionnaires will be used to collect information on barriers on NBS implementation from the stakeholders involved in proGIreg.

Database update

Databases will be collected throughout the duration of the project based on the plan and protocols described above. Cities will be responsible for data collection based on instructions from WP 4 partners. Databases will be made accessible to the various partners of proGIreg and external partners according to the H2020 rules. Despite databases will be organised continuously an official release according to the rules set by the consortium is planned for the mid-term and the end of the project.

Data Management Plan

analysis of the data collected in the project


Holistic Business Model Conceptualisation—Capturing Sustainability Contributions Illustrated by Nature-Based Solutions

Author(s): Simon Stork, Rolf Morgenstern, Bernd Pölling, Jan-Henning Feil
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 2023, 15(19), 14091, 2023, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su151914091

City or hinterland – site potentials for upscaled aquaponics in a Berlin case study

Author(s): Gösta F. M. Baganz; Axel Timpe; Daniela Baganz; Georg Staaks; Bernd Hunger; Werner Kloas; Frank Lohrberg
Published in: npj urban sustainability 2(1), 29 (2022). doi:10.1038/s42949-022-00072-y, Issue 29, 2022, ISSN 2661-8001
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1038/s42949-022-00072-y

Nature-based solutions: Settling the issue of sustainable urbanization.

Author(s): Raffaele Lafortezza; Raffaele Lafortezza; Giovanni Sanesi
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 8, 2018, Page(s) 394-398, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.063

Constructed Technosols: A Strategy toward a Circular Economy

Author(s): Debora Fabbri; Romeo Pizzol; Paola Calza; Mery Malandrino; Elisa Gaggero; Elio Padoan; Franco Ajmone-Marsan
Published in: Applied Sciences, Vol 11, Iss 3432, p 3432 (2021), Issue 11, 2021, Page(s) 18, ISSN 2076-3417
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/app11083432

Urban agriculture as a keystone contribution towards securing sustainable and healthy development for cities in the future

Author(s): S. L. G. Skar, R. Pineda-Martos, A. Timpe, B. Pölling, K. Bohn, M. Külvik, C. Delgado, C. M.G. Pedras, T. A. Paço, M. Ćujić, N. Tzortzakis, A. Chrysargyris, A. Peticila, G. Alencikiene, H. Monsees, R. Junge
Published in: Blue-Green Systems, Issue 2/1, 2019, Page(s) 1-27, ISSN 2617-4782
Publisher: IWA
DOI: 10.2166/bgs.2019.931

Coupled life cycle assessment and business modelling to estimate the sustainability of using regenerated soils in urban forestry as nature-based solutions

Author(s): Benedetto Rugani, Bernd Pölling, Martina Della Casa, Gabriele Guidolotti, Chiara Baldacchini, Axel Timpe, Carlo Calfapietra
Published in: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Issue Volume 95, May 2024, 2024, Page(s) 128327, ISSN 1618-8667
Publisher: Urban & Fischer Verlag
DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2024.128327

Examining the opportunities for nature-based solutions at the Municipality of Piraeus

Author(s): A Paraskevopoulou, N Tzortzi-J.Georgi, A Oikonomou, E Mariaki, A Paraskevas
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Issue 296, 2019, Page(s) 012003, ISSN 1755-1315
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/296/1/012003

Green infrastructure and planning procedures – experience of creating an unofficial network of green spaces as an NGO

Author(s): Marijo Spajić
Published in: Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae The Scientific Journal for Horticulture, Landscape Engineering and Architecture, Issue 25, 2022, Page(s) 76-80, ISSN 1335-2563
Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
DOI: 10.2478/ahr-2022-0010

Clustering Business Models of Heterogeneous Nature-Based Solutions Implementing Innovative Governance and Financing Concepts

Author(s): Simon Stork, Bernd Pölling, Wolf Lorleberg, Rolf Morgenstern, Jan-Henning Feil
Published in: Land, Issue 2023, 12(12), 2116, 2023, ISSN 2073-445X
Publisher: mdpi
DOI: 10.3390/land12122116

Systemic solutions for the holistic well-being of cities. Processes, results and reflections

Author(s): Silvia Barbero, Carolina Giraldo Nohra. Cristian Campagnaro
Published in: AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, Issue 11, 2022, Page(s) 50–61, ISSN 2532-683X
Publisher: Palermo University Press | New Digital Frontiers srl
DOI: 10.19229/2464-9309/1142022

Nature-based solutions in post-industrial sites: Integrated evaluation of atmospheric pollution abatement and carbon uptake in a German city

Author(s): Ristorini, Martina; Guidolotti, Gabriele; Sgrigna, Gregorio; Jafari, Mais; Knappe, Dagmar; Garfì, Vittorio; Baldacchini, Chiara; Timpe, Axel; Calfapietra, Carlo
Published in: Urban Climate, Issue 50, 2023, ISSN 2212-0955
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2023.101579

Urban Living Labs, Circular Economy and Nature-Based Solutions: Ideation and Testing of a New Soil in the City of Turin Using a Multi-stakeholder Perspective

Author(s): Grazia Sveva Ascione, Federico Cuomo, Nicole Mariotti, Laura Corazza
Published in: Circular Economy and Sustainability, 2021, ISSN 2730-597X
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1007/s43615-021-00011-6

Participatory activities in Piraeus Municipality through proGIreg –H2020 project

Author(s): J.N. Tzortzi, L. Guaita2
Published in: the International Conference on Changing Cities V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socio-economic Dimensions, 2022
Publisher: International Conference on Changing Cities


Author(s): Codruț PAPINA
Published in: Proceedings of the research conference in constructions, construction economics, urbanism and territorial planning XXI edition Engineering, design and planning solutions based on nature and green infrastructure, Issue Vol 21, 2022, Page(s) 27-34, ISSN 2393-3208
Publisher: National Research Institute - Development in Construction, Urbanism and Sustainable Territorial Development URBAN-INCERC / Institutul National de Cercetare – Dezvoltare în Constructii, Urbanism si Dezvoltare Teritorială Durabilă URBAN-INCERC

Co-design and Co-creation process in Piraeus for Natural Based Solutions, within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project: ProGIreg

Author(s): Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi*, Laura Guaita**, Athina Abatzidi**, Katerina Oikonomou***
Published in: Symposium Delivering Urban Transformation through Co-production, 2022, Page(s) 41-42
Publisher: European Panning Cultures

Zelena infrastruktura u urbanim područjima (Green infrastructure in urban areas)

Author(s): Krunoslav Šmit, Mladen Jošić, Ljubomir Miščević, Mia Roth Čerina, Sanja Gašparović, Ana Sopina
Published in: MPGI - Development Program for Green Infrastructure and Circular Economy from 2021 to 2030, Issue December 2019, 2019
Publisher: Croatian Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Enhancing Environmental Education Through Nature-Based Solutions

Author(s): Editors: Clara Vasconcelos, Cristina S. C. Calheiros V. Enzi, E. Gruchmann-Bernau, I. Haymerle, M. Peritsch, G. Mann, P. Dostal et al.
Published in: Green Roof and Walls Technology Standardization and Market across Europe, 2022, Page(s) Pages 285-311, ISBN 978-3-030-91842-2
Publisher: Springer Cham
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-91843-9_18

Nature-Based Solutions as Tools for Monitoring the Abiotic and Biotic Factors in Urban Ecosystems

Author(s): Federica Larcher; Chiara Baldacchini; Chiara Ferracini; Monica Vercelli; Martina Ristorini; Martina Ristorini; Luca Battisti; Carlo Calfapietra
Published in: Urban Services to Ecosystems Green Infrastructure Benefits from the Landscape to the Urban Scale, Issue 2021, 2021, Page(s) 131-150, ISBN 978-3-030-75928-5
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-75929-2_7

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