Greener cities are healthier cities. Urban green spaces do not only provide space for recreation and socialising but they can enhance a city's biodiversity and deliver services such as flood protection and cooling. Yet, this essential role of nature in cities is often overlooked in urban policy and planning as it may trade off with built urban development. This session aims at suggesting a consensual approach with stakeholders and policymakers on developing targets and indicators for urban green infrastructure and nature-based solutions in cities that are easy to understand and implement.
Laura Wendling, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland.
Participatory Lab - world café, ideas labs
A greener Europe
European Commission - DG ENV, European Commission - DG JRC, European Commission - DG RTD, ICLEI
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 410 (circle 4).
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels