European Week of Regions and Cities
7-10 OCTOBER 2019 Brussels

Finding consensus on measurable targets and indicators for greener cities

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Tue 8, October 2019
16:30 - 19:00
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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
english (en)
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 410 (circle 4).
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels

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  • Posted by: Torgeir SORENSEN
    On: 06/08/2019 - 22:09pm

    EU Urban Agenda,Sustainable Land Use and NBS, Action 9

    This workshop is among others also a follow up on Urban Agenda Sustainable Land Use and Nature Based Solutions - Action 9: "Agreeing on common targets and indicators for Urban Green Structure, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Nature Based Solutions". The Action 9, which is approved by the Commission, takes it's first step during this workshop, aiming at gathering interested cities from across Europe to try and establish a platform for developing a common set of easily adapted targets and clusters of indicators into urban planning and management. I strongly urge interested cities to come and contribute to develop this platform. Looking forward to be seeing you in Brussels. Regards Torgeir Esig Soerensen Action leader