What is the importance of urban forests for our health, for the biodiversity in our cities and for the future of our densely populated region? What does the term participatory mapping mean? And what can we use the i-Tree software for?
Within the Strategic Project Horizon+ in which the Province of Flemish Brabant plays a coordinating role, four so-called klimaatwijken or ‘climate neighbourhoods’ were selected in which a participation process will be launched in the coming years in order to create sustainable, biodiverse and green neighbourhoods in collaboration with residents and garden owners.Read more
During this webinars, three leading environmental institutions talked about how to reconnect boys and girls with nature from school… and without leaving the city! The Barcelona City Council also presented the initiative to green their school playgrounds.
“One of the objective of the EU Green Deal is to have 3 billions more trees in Europe by 2030, and this will partly be accomplished by implementing sustainable Urban Forests Nature-Based Solutions strategies” shared Sofie Vandewoestijne, project advisor at the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency, recalling the European Commission supports projects such as CLEARING HOUSE.Read more
Food isn’t just fuel – it connects us all.
Whether it’s in the form of urban agriculture initiatives, underground or rooftop farms, community gardens or healthy cooking workshops, millions of city dwellers around the world are already bringing the food they eat closer to the cities they live in, and bringing people together at the same time.