Local Task Forces Launched to Steer NBS Implementation in GGR Cultivating Cities
With the start of the new year, our GGR Cultivating Cities' co-creation activities are moving into full swing. Local Task Forces launched in Burgas, Lahti, Limerick, Tallinn and Umeå have inaugurated a new basis for collaboration between residents, local actors and public administrations to support the implementation of multifunctional green spaces that meet local needs and priorities: the GoGreenRoutes Urban Well-being Labs.
In this edition of our newsletter, you can find out more about the launch of the GGR local Task Forces
and take a closer look at Limerick's and Tallinn's plans for their future Urban Well-being Labs at the Castletroy Greenway and the Vormsi Park.
Enhancing natural and cultural values in Tallinn's Vormsi Park
Through a series of interventions at the Vormsi Park, located in Tallinn's largest residential district, the city and its residents are co-designing a fruit garden and other green spaces that offer families more recreational areas and create an outdoor learning environment for children. Learn more.
Limerick's Castletroy Greenway: more than just a green route
Limerick's Castletroy Urban Greenway officially opened in October 2021, linking local schools, playground, shops and homes. Through GGR, the city is making the greenway more than just an active travel route, for instance, by planting native trees along the path to enhance biodiversity and people's connection to nature. Learn more.
What is digital placemaking and how can it impact wellbeing? Maynooth University PhD candidate Maria Fernandez de Osso shares how her research team is deepening their understanding of digital placemaking and how it could be implemented to improve people’s health and wellbeing through contact with green spaces. Read more.
Enhancing engagement for more inclusive Nature-based Solutions
Find out how GoGreenRoutes partner Connect the Dots is fostering collaboration amongst project partners and local stakeholders at the GGR Cultivating Cities.
23 February 22
UrbanByNature China Webinar #6: Replicating nature-based solutions across the urban fabric
The sixth and final UrbanByNature (UbN) China webinar will conclude with STEP7/UPSCALE of the UbN programme. Moving from single pilot interventions to city-wide NBS application is crucial to reap the benefits of nature across the entire urban fabric. Speakers from Connecting Nature, CLEVER Cities, and China will share insights into enabling the replicability of tried-and-tested NBS through knowledge transfer and by mainstreaming them in urban planning and policy.
11-13 May 22
ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022
Every three years, ICLEI hosts the ICLEI World Congress to showcase how cities, towns and regions across their network are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects local and regional governments with their peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will inform and enhance their work.
14-17 June 22
Transformative Changes for Biodiversity and Health
The Alternet 2022 conference will focus on how interdisciplinary biodiversity research can contribute to the transformative change agenda in biodiversity and health. It will offer new perspectives on research and policy as well as practice, highlight information needs and develop partnerships to advance our knowledge on biodiversity and health.