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School greening: right or privilege? The case of Barcelona

Previous CLEARING HOUSE blogposts highlighted the importance of school-related green and blue spaces for children’s wellbeing, especially during the COVID19 pandemic and for those living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. This new post presents a recent study published by VUB and ICTA-UAB researchers in the scientific journal “Landscape and Urban Planning” which examines the amount and typology of urban nature within and around 324 primary schools of Barcelona from an equity perspective. Results show that school-based exposure and access to urban nature is markedly unequal across the Catalan capital.

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Urban Forests: a valuable tool for building metropolitan green areas

Recent trends show that more and more cities and metropolitan territories are turning to Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to help develop more sustainable, resilient and healthy urban spaces.  Urban Forests (UF) are a subset of Nature-Based Solutions that build on tree-based urban ecosystems to address societal challenges, simultaneously providing ecosystem services for human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

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CLEARING HOUSE City representatives discuss conflicts of interest in urban forestry settings

To share experiences and challenges faced when working with different stakeholders on the topic of urban forestry as nature-based solutions (NBS), city representatives from the CLEARING HOUSE project met online, focussing on the broad topic of conflict of interest. To kick-start the discussions, each city representative shortly presented the most prominent dissidence they experience in their city.

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Collaborative Learning, NBS events

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

NBS events

Reimagining Future Cities The Green Way (Science • Policy • Practice)

Trella is excited to co-host this international, online conference, Reimagining Future Cities – The Green Way. The conference will cover the development of urban forestry and urban greening, conservation and biodiversity in China, the U.S., and across the globe. A host of green leaders from China, the U.S., and Europe will share perspectives from science, policy, practice, and business.Read more

Nature-based solutions

Practical guidelines on NBS

Our project partner, the Sendzimir Foundation, together with the Ecologic Institute has published two guidelines, addressed to local government officials, professionals, as well as non-governmental organisations, municipal movements and other stakeholders interested in blue-green infrastructure.Read more