Heidi Johansson


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Greencities is the meeting point of all the agents involved in Smart Cities construction. It is the forum to talk about future cities, and it is an initiative shared among institutions, municipalities, businesses and professionals focused on the projection of sustainable and smart cities. Project creation, personal networking, the offering of services, the sharing of experiences and the reaching of inspirations is possible on Smart Cities development. Any possibility of building a future becomes real in Greencities due to an unique opportunity of networking wit
Green cities are healthy, liveable and resilient to climate and water risks. Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment, and helps biodiversity to flourish. Despite increasing awareness of the many benefits of nature-based solutions, barriers to their implementation remain. Obtaining sufficient and long-term financing for their development and maintenance is often a major challenge for city governments. This exciting conference, organised by GrowGreen, brings together city representatives, investors and bus
This event is jointly organised by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, on cities. Cities have moved to the centre of the European and Global Sustainability and Climate Agenda. This joint event will show how EU-funded Research and Innovation actions are driving Sustainable Urban Development to address major urban challenges.  The event aims to: Inform Members of the European Parliament, City Leaders, policy makers, academia, private sector, industry and innovation firms on the substanti
Did you know that Copernicus is already a part of your life? Air quality updates in your mobile app, an urban atlas that guide your city’s policies, agricultural data that lessens the environmental impact of your food, early warning systems for floods and forest fires that help your local emergency managers – all these activities benefit from Copernicus satellite data and information. Learn more about how the European Union’s Earth Observation programme is benefitting various economic sectors, businesses and users in Europe and around the world in the second edition of the Copernicus Mar
Climate change and associated risks are among the most significant societal challenges today. These challenges are at the epicenter of the global public debate, since they require immediate management in order to prevent potential threats and disasters. Towards this effort, the scientific community in cooperation with citizens, stakeholders, and decision makers has to conceive, develop and implement solutions, serving the objectives of sustainability and resilience. In this context, most conventional approaches and solutions fail to adopt these guiding principles. Nature-based Solutions (NB
Climate change is considered by many to be the challenge of the 21st century. The urgency and severity of this challenge call for integrated ways of looking at responses to reduce the risks associated with environmental and social stressors, and ensure a secure future for humans and ecosystems. Adapting to climate change requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as questioning assumptions about the drivers of risk, vulnerability and environmental change. A cooperative approach allows us to improve learning and knowl
Celebrating nature-based solutions for climate-adapted, resilient, healthy cities The 3rd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC 2019) will be organised between 10-11 April 2019 in London and will gather: Urban greening projects from Europe and beyond; Leading urban green infrastructure experts and practitioners; 300-400 participants, speakers, exhibitors, workshop leaders; Architects, landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, planners; Developers, investors, contractors and builders, facilities and landscape managers; Community organisations, NGO
The annual European Urban Resilience Forum 2019 (formerly known as Open European Day) will take place on 25th June 2019 in Bonn, Germany, back-to-back with the 10th annual ICLEI Resilient Cities Conference. Since 2013, this event has offered a unique exchange platform where city representatives and stakeholders from various local and regional institutions come together to discuss strategies and actions for adapting to climate change and building urban resilience. Aiming to support productive exchange between representatives from cities and regions of all sizes (both with each other and
The next UNaLab Consortium Meeting will take place between 26 and 29 November 2018 in the Başakşehir district of the City of Istanbul, Turkey.  The WP leaders will meet on 26 November for a preparatory meeting and therefore other participants are not required to participate on that day. The 27 November will be dedicated to a Joint Vision Workshop for the front-runner and follower cities. The Consotrium Meeting and General Assembly will be held on 28-29 November.  Please find below as an attachment the agenda for the meeting
The 1st ENABLE Stakeholder Dialogue “Environmentally and socially just and resilient cities – What can blue and green infrastructure offer?” will provide an opportunity to share experiences on embedding green and blue infrastructure in urban planning and development. The attendance for the dialogue is free of charge. In this Stakeholder Dialogue, discussions will focus particularly on how cities can become more just from an environmental as well as societal perspective by creating and improving urban green and blue spaces. Project researchers and cities will present research findings

Heidi Johansson

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions