Tag: Urban forests

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

Here’s our second newsletter – find out what we’ve been up to!

The CLEARING HOUSE project is over a year old. This means more than a year of working towards promoting the benefits urban trees and urban forests provide to urban societies. We have had to adapt and innovate in the way we work. Our partners have accompanied cities to transition from physical to online co-design workshops in order to provide a back-up plan in the current sanitary situation. Such transition was possible by leveraging upon online collaboration tools that allow participants to simultaneously collaborate, share ideas, create post-its and brainstorm together.

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Nature at the heart of the new normal: interview with Ukkel’s deputy mayor

Photo: Ev-Atsug Kopé-Yanss, Comité Parc Raspail

This blogpost is based on an interview conducted by CLEARING HOUSE researcher Nicola da Schio with Maëlle De Brouwer, deputy mayor of the city of Ukkel in charge of Green Spaces, in the Brussels Capital Region. Just after the first project workshop, Mme De Brouwer spoke about what the city did with its green spaces in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and about her vision for the future of Ukkel.

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Madrid’s Metropolitan Forest: a forest belt to reconnect the city’s population with nature

Image by Carolina Madruga on Flickr

The number of people living in metropolises will rise to 3.47 billion by 2035. In other words, 39% of the entire world population. This rapid global urbanisation is taking place alongside countless social, economic and environmental challenges, including climate change, poverty, social inequality, natural disasters and epidemics, to name just a few.

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Nature-based solutions

Our first newsletter is out!

The recent developments on the COVID-19 have illustrated people’s need for forests and green space close to where they live: in countries where the restrictions allowed visits to green areas, an immense increase in visits to forests, parks and green spaces has been noticed. This illustrates the timeliness of the CLEARING HOUSE project, in supporting cities to deliver ecosystem services through urban forests and urban trees.

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