NEWS

18.07.2018

News

Training for UGS Governance

The training curriculum developed by REC to educate municipal officials about the innovative forms of UGS management is available in our project documents.

Curriculum

11.06.2018

Newsletter

Our 4th newsletter is out!

I hope you are all excited to see what happened in the last period. You do not have to wait anymore, as the latest edition of the UGB newsletter is out! You can read about the story of the period...

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4th NEWSLETTER

25.05.2018

News

Krakow welcomed UGB

Team UGB gathered again in the beautiful city of Krakow to share the latest developments of our beloved project. We went through a series of workshops about stakeholder involvement, model testing...

Krakow

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Having a park or garden right on your doorstep when living in a city is an advantage most property seekers are looking for. Such greens offer an improved life quality. They not only provide leisure or sports facilities but make the air cleaner, reduce urban noise and even improve the urban climate. Yet if they are not in a good shape they can easily turn into a burden and a constant “battlefield” between inhabitants and the responsible authorities. 

Green belts, often spreading over a number of smaller settlements around big cities, are the “lungs” of these densely populated cities that can provide various environmental, social and economic benefits. 

To achieve these benefits, however, traditional authority approaches are no longer enough and efficient. That is why the challenge of how these green spaces could be managed smartly through cooperation of inhabitants and various authorities will be in the focus of Urban Green Belts. 

There is a common demand for better functioning operational models in central Europe, yet project partners on their own would not have the capabilities to develop a complex novel system. Through improving capacities of all actors via this joint work, management of urban green spaces will become more efficient and a more integrated part of environmental management systems. This will also lead to an enhanced biodiversity, improved air quality, less urban noise, more bearable urban heat waves and a generally improved quality of urban life. 

Urban Green Belt partners from 7 countries will develop innovative methods and tools (based on applying green infrastructure, community involvement and multi-level governance concepts) leading to integrated models for managing urban green spaces smartly. How these novel solutions work will be tested jointly through pilot actions and compiled into a manual to serve as guidance on reforming green spaces management for any public authority in Europe for the benefit of inhabitants.

What We Do

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PROJECT PARTNERS

Municipality of 12th District of Budapest (Hegyvidék)
WWW.HEGYVIDEK.HU

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
WWW.REC.ORG

Research Studios Austria – Studio iSPACE
WWW.RESEARCHSTUDIO.AT

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
WWW.ZRC-SAZU.SI/EN/NODE

Maribor Development Agency
WWW.MRA.SI

MAŁOPOLSKA REGION
WWW.MALOPOLSKIE.PL

MUNICIPALITY OF PADUA
WWW.PADOVANET.IT

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PRAGUE 6
WWW.PRAHA6.CZ

ZADAR COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ZADRA NOVA
WWW.ZADRA.HR

MUNICIPALITY OF KRAKOW
WWW.KRAKOW.PL WWW.ZZM.KRAKOW.PL

Project Partners

The UGB project has 10 partners from 7 central European countries

PROJECT DURATION

Start Date

june 2016

End Date

may 2019

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