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

Join the workshop 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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Join the well-being challenge to move in green every day!

Have you noticed that it is nicer to move in nature? Or that you become happier after a brisk nature walk? Not only your mood, but also your body enjoys outdoor exercise. Even short walks in the countryside restore the concentration level.

Join 30-30 and see for yourself. From March 6 to April 4, 2021, take on the challenge and exercise for 30 days, 30 minutes a day in the green.Read more

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New products providing guidance on urban tree monitoring

The USDA (US Department of Agriculture) has announced the release of new products providing guidance on urban tree monitoring. These guides are designed around the collection of longitudinal field data – tracking the fate of individual trees – and will enable urban tree professionals to assess mortality and survival rates, tree growth rates, vigor changes, and population size changes:Read more

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WEBINAR: The role of urban forests in improving community resilience and reducing the harmful impact of COVID-19

There is increasing recognition of the important contribution of trees, parks, gardens, and other natural settings to public health and community welfare. By improving air quality, promoting physical activity, reducing mental stress and enhancing the immune system, trees and green space have the potential to help address problems ‘upstream’, through prevention – a more efficient approach than simply dealing with the ‘downstream’ consequences of ill health.
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Take our survey on green spaces & urban forests during the COVID-19 quarantine

Many cities all around the world are in a period of confinement to try and limit the spread of COVID-19. This can be a very difficult time for some people and the importance of having a green space to interact with nature is stronger than ever. This survey aims to gather information on how citizens’ attitudes towards nature are changing during these challenging times.

So, if you are interested in contributing, please take our survey:

Green spaces & urban forests during the COVID19 quarantine survey*

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Join the Cities4Forests Webinar Photo Challenge

Cities4Forests helps cities from around the world connect with and invest in inner forests (such as city trees and urban parks), nearby forests (such as green corridors and watersheds) and faraway forests (such as tropical and boreal forests). We support our cities to better conserve, manage, and restore these forests. And we provide technical assistance to align local policies, knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning, and communication activities for our cities to take climate action together.

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CLEARING HOUSE project kicks off

From the 4th to 6th of September 2019, the Metropolis Secretariat General participated to the launch of the Clearing House project in Bonn. Submitted to the European Commission in 2018 through its H2020 funding program, and CLEARING HOUSE was one of the two winner projects selected from a pool of 48.  The project will foster Sino-European decentralized cooperation in expanding the knowledge of trees and forests in urban areas, and it will end in 2023. The partners of the project convened to review the project’s objectives and work plan.

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