The overall aim of REGREEN is to promote urban liveability, by systematically modelling and combining ecosystem services and biodiversity as the basis for nature-based solutions (NBS) that can be widely deployed by public and private actors. Such NBS, underpinned by evidence-based tools and improved urban governance, will enable urban planners and policy makers to meet contemporary and future challenges, such as climate change resilience, public health and well-being and social inclusion. Thereby REGREEN will accelerate the crucial transition toward equitable, green and healthy cities in both Europe and China.
REGREEN works through three Urban Living Labs (ULLs) in Europe and three in China: Europe: Aarhus (DK), Ile de France (F) and Velika Gorica (HR). China: Beijing, Shanghai and Ningbo.
REGREEN aims to substantially improve the evidence and tools supporting co-creation of NBS in urban settings, implemented in decision support systems for planning and governance, and developing business models for realising spatially relevant NBS, that provide multiple ecosystem services and wellbeing.
ULLs are a central element in the REGREEN concept, where co-creation of knowledge will involve local citizens, schools, businesses, organisations and public administrations enabling new forms of urban innovation.
REGREEN is funded under Horizon2020 SC5-13-2018-2019: Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems.
Grant Agreement No. 821016. AU coordinates REGREEN, which runs from Sept. 2019 – Aug. 2023. Total budget: 5mio €. 20 partners across Europe and China.