Author: Pauline

Blog, Nature-based solutions, Urban forests

CLEARING HOUSE in 2021 – Project overview

During 2021, CLEARING HOUSE has seen its first mid-term project review in June 2021. This milestone was planned to mark the end of the first phase of the project. Unfortunately some outcomes were delayed due to the COVID-crisis, but other outcomes were on time and exiting. Highlights of the year where the Urban Forestry Days, the Inspirational Package for teenagers and the first full CLEARING HOUSE webinar.Read more

Blog, Nature-based solutions, Urban forests, Urban trees

120 Minutes, 1200 Trees

Climate neighbourhoods as laboratories and examples for sustainable neighbourhoods

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

Blog, Nature-based solutions, Urban forests, Webinar

First Webinar wrap up – Urban Forests as Nature-Based Solutions, State of the art

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

Blog, Collaborative Learning, Nature-based solutions, Urban forests

URBAN FOREST CO-CREATORS UNITED BY THE RIVER LLOBREGAT IN BARCELONA

South of Barcelona, the Llobregat is a historic river that has played a major role in propelling Catalonia to grow and prosper. Its lowermost territories are a biodiversity hotspot and offer a wide variety of ecosystem services to the nearby metropolitan areas, such as food and fresh water. However, over-exploited to power industries, irrigate crops and provide drinking water, living space and a transport network to millions of people, the lowest portion of the river is heavily populated and under a high level of pressure.Read more

Blog, Collaborative Learning, Nature-based solutions, NBS events

CLEARING HOUSE joins the #EdibleCitySolutions campaign to raise awareness about green urban food innovation

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.

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Collaborative Learning, Nature-based solutions, NBS events

A novel typology for urban forests as nature-based solutions – Workshop

This workshop was organised by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and European Forest Institute to discuss the novel typology for Urban forests, urban green and urban trees.

About this event

The typology on urban forests as nature-based solutions (UF-NBS) is intended to provide grounding knowledge on UF-NBS for within the CLEARING HOUSE project, and beyond the project’s scope. This knowledge—i.e., the elements to be described in the project’s typology—is diverse, as CLEARING HOUSE focuses on Europe as well as China, and thus wants to assume a broad perspective on UF-NBS.

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Blog, Urban forests, Urban trees

When researchers become citizens: community gardening at the Parc Raspail, Brussels.

On July fourth I participated on a day of community gardening at the Parc Raspail: together with some 15 neighbours and friends we spent the day inside of this green spot in the south of the region, collecting garbage, clearing the paths from nettles and wild branches, opening some spaces for picnics and games, and letting some other wild to allow nature to remain undisturbed. That day is the last step of a journey of almost two years where neighbourhood residents joined hand to make their parc again available to everyone.

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