Sara Botto

Let's keep track of the information exchanges between cities, so that the outcomes could be helpful to the UNaLab cities not directly involved in the sharing! For this purpose it has been prepared a document to fill in every time you share information/materials with another city, so remember to take some minutes to fill in the template provided.
In order to make the Buddy System activities more focused on the cities needs and interests, during the workshop helded in Prague on 28th May 2019 a plan of the future Buddy System activities (webinars/workshops) was presented to all the cities and it was asked them to express interest, as well as make suggestions concerning the listed topics. Here you can find the outcomes and feedbacks received. Please make comments if you would like to add something!
The survey was designed by Hong Kong University to study the possible impacts produced by the ecological enhancement works in river channels. The Hong Kong Government aims with these works to enhance the physical environment and ecological connecitivity for facilitaitng the colonization of aquatic flora and fauna. The questionnaire is meant to collect public's comments and opinions on the environmental issues as well as the possible social impacts brought out by the project. Here you can find the survey as it was presented to Hong Kong citizens concerning the lower Lam Tsuen Riv
The third UNaLab workshop took place on 28th May 2019 in Prague. It was dedicated to the issues that the cities are facing concerning the loss of biodiversity and the related measures adopted. The workshop was organised as a serie of brief presentations focused on the current situation of every city with questions/answers and contributions from the UNaLab consortium. At the beginning of the workshop it was also presented the plan of the future Buddy System activities (webinar/workshop) and it was asked to all the cities to make suggestions and express their interest on the suggested topics.&nb
Here you can find the video presentation, divided into three parts, of the GreenPass® software, an innovative planning, evaluation and certification tool for climate - resilient planning architecture. This contribution was planned to be presented by Berhard Scharf and Florian Kraus from Green4Cities, during the #3 Buddies Webinar, but due to technical and timing problems they couldn't share their experience directly with us. Hope you could find it interesting and inspiratonal!
The third UNALAB webinar took place on 6th February 2018. It was dedicated to the management of urban growth and densification, with focus on Urban heat islands (UHI) with the involvement of UNALAB cities, internal and external experts.  All the successful contributions introduced NBS that could help making cities more resilient and reducing the energy demand and consumptions, through demonstration cases, good experiences, best practices and technical overview tailored to the cities main interests and requests. Here you can find the complete webinar presentation wit
In the city of Stavanger there is a combined business and industrial area with an existing canal system: the Forus canal, made out of concrete. The canal was made both to drain a very flat and wet land area and to improve the storm water management. As part of a plan to revitalize the area, with the aim of create recreational zones and increase biodiversity, the municipality is looking at renaturing sections of the concrete canal.  The Municipality of Stavanger used the Buddy System to ask for examples of successful channel renaturation projects as references to support the progre
The second UNALAB webinar took place on 25th of September 2018. It was dedicated to urban water issues and their management with the direct involvement of the Front Runner Cities. The experiences shared by all the cities were very interesting and constructive! Here you can find the complete webinar presentation with all the contributions and a document that summarize it.
Let's deepen Tampere Nature Based Solution presented during the 25th September 2018 Water Webinar to manage the urban water issues
Let's deepen Genoa Nature Based Solution presented during the 25th September 2018 Water Webinar to manage the urban water issues

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