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

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.
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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)

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MANCHESTER CLIMATE CHANGE AGENCY CIC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 750

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 078 450

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 620 437,50

WROCLAW MIASTO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 1 651 125

AGENCJA ROZWOJU AGLOMERACJI WROCLAWSKIEJ SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 74 355,75

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 834 375

GRAD ZADAR

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 119 620

COMUNE DI MODENA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 317 293,75

BREST METROPOLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 210 787,50

BIPOLAIRE ARQUITECTOS SLP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 207 375

OUISHARE

France

EU Contribution

€ 6 517

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 831 125

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 841 282,50

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 76 625

UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 492 250

UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES

Switzerland

TRINOMICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 338 800

UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 305 468,75

Commission for the New Economy

United Kingdom

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 276 875

THE GUINNESS PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 133 437,50

WUHAN MUNICIPAL PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT

China

THE GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 88 593,75

PAISAJE TRANSVERSAL SLL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 66 764,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730283

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.5.1.2.

H2020-EU.3.5.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 486 746,50

  • EU contribution

    € 11 224 058,25

Coordinated by:

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom