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GreenScape CE

Project overview

Climate-proof landscape through renaturing urban areas in Central Europe

Cities are growing in central Europe, often turning green areas into grey concrete places. This urban sprawl accelerates negative effects of climate change such as urban heat islands. The GreenScape-CE project works on reversing the trend by making urban areas greener again. The partnership strengthens planning capacities and pilots the application of nature-based solutions and green infrastructure approaches in five cities, which are significantly affected by urban heat island effects.

2,50m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

6

Countries

9

Regions

12

Partners

3

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

41%

Project partnership

Project partners

Hrvatska (HR)

Lead partner

North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency

Address
Andrije Žaje 10
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
https://regea.org/

Project partner

Address
Via Carlo Poerio 39
20129 Milano
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.ambienteitalia.it
Total partner budget
308,000 €
City Office for Economy, Ecological Sustainability and Strategic Planning
Address
Trg Stjepana Radića 1
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.zagreb.hr
Total partner budget
183,600 €
Address
Trnovski pristan 2
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.uirs.si
Total partner budget
190,000 €
Address
Slovenski trg 6
2250 Ptuj
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.bistra.si
Total partner budget
187,600 €
Address
Chmielna 120
00-801 Warsaw
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
https://zdm.waw.pl/
Total partner budget
238,200 €
Address
Szerb utca 17-19
1056 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.energiaklub.hu/en
Total partner budget
177,800 €
Address
Viale Milano 36
36100 Vicenza
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.alda-europe.eu
Total partner budget
210,000 €
Service for Environmental Protection and Health Ecology
Address
Mirogojska cesta 16
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
https://stampar.hr/hr
Total partner budget
126,000 €
Address
Piazza Alcide De Gasperi 41
35131 Padova
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.etifor.com
Total partner budget
224,000 €
Address
Széchenyi square 10
6720 Szeged
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.szegedvaros.hu
Total partner budget
180,600 €
Green roofs/green walls
Address
Favoritenstrasse 50
1040 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
https://gruenstattgrau.at/en/
Total partner budget
105,000 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge:

Urban areas share common challenges, including urban sprawl, extreme weather impacts, pollution, health problems, biodiversity loss, and rising energy demand.

2

Specific Problem:

The aggravating urban heat island effect in five Central European urban areas due to growing urban sprawl and the transformation of green spaces into grey areas.

3

Idea:

To promote climate resilience integration in urban areas through transnational collaboration and knowledge exchange.

4

Solution:

To integrate Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and Green Infrastructure (GI) into urban areas in Central Europe through transnational cooperation, aiming to address common challenges, benefitting local governments and citizens, and promoting climate resilience integration.

5

How it works:

1. The main beneficiaries, local governments, and citizens, gain from knowledge exchange, enhanced governance, customised capacity-building events, and the positive impacts of NBS pilot actions on well-being and social inclusion. 2. The project actively engages potential replicator cities during its duration, ensuring that lessons learned are disseminated and supporting the expansion of NBS projects beyond the initial pilot areas. 3. Knowledge and findings are shared through transnational collaboration, facilitating the mainstreaming of climate resilience solutions in urban areas by informing policy development and implementation.

6

Proof/credibility:

1. Five NBS/GI action plans 2. Three pilot actions are implemented 3. Two Central European-wide strategies are formulated

7

Vision:

Transformation of urban areas into resilient, sustainable, and environmentally harmonious spaces.

News

News Interreg Talks with Mrs. Tijana Simek, representative of REGEA Croatia and lead partner of the GreenScape project.

P2 Green

NEWS

23.05.2024

News Interreg Talks with Mrs. Tijana Simek, representative of REGEA Croatia and lead partner of the GreenScape project.

News 19.04.2024 Site Visit in Vienna in the framework of the GreenScape Project Meeting

P2 Green

NEWS

19.04.2024

News 19.04.2024 Site Visit in Vienna in the framework of the GreenScape Project Meeting

The GreenScape Project Meeting in Vienna included intensive discussions on urban development and sustainability strategies. Key activities were thematic workshops on project challenges and innovative nature-based solutions. A notable feature was the 3rd site visit of the GreenScape CE project, focusing on green facades. Participants toured about 10 sites ...

News 18.04.2024 Empowering Communities: Insights from the ALDA+ “Train the Trainers” Seminar

P2 Green

NEWS

18.04.2024

News 18.04.2024 Empowering Communities: Insights from the ALDA+ “Train the Trainers” Seminar

The recent GreenScape Partners Meeting in Vienna featured the "Train the Trainers" seminar by ALDA+ on April 18th, focusing on promoting inclusive governance. A highlight was the introduction of the "Civil Participation in Decision-Making Toolkit," endorsed by the Council of Europe, aimed at empowering civil society in local governance. Participants ...

Empowering change: Unveiling the Transformative Power of Participatory Approaches

P2 Green

NEWS

18.03.2024

Empowering change: Unveiling the Transformative Power of Participatory Approaches

In the dynamic landscape of community-driven initiatives, the essence of democracy lies in the active involvement of every individual. It's in this spirit that the recent Train the Trainers programme, organised by ALDA+, has emerged as a catalyst for change.

Harnessing nature’s potential: Green adaptation measures for urban resilience

P2 Green

NEWS

27.02.2024

Harnessing nature’s potential: Green adaptation measures for urban resilience

Cities worldwide are witnessing a transformation where green areas increasingly give way to concrete landscapes. This unchecked urban sprawl not only diminishes the natural environment but also exacerbates the adverse effects of climate change, notably the formation of urban heat islands. Recognising the urgent need to reverse this trend ...

The implementation of nature-based solutions and green infrastructure: worthwhile examples of local barriers and potential opportunities

P2 Green

NEWS

27.02.2024

The implementation of nature-based solutions and green infrastructure: worthwhile examples of local barriers and potential opportunities

The deployment of nature-based solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure (GI) is a fundamental asset to address environmental challenges in the pilot cities (Milan, Ptuj, Zagreb, Szeged, and Warsaw) involved in the GreenScape CE project.

Five pilot cities for an innovative project: transforming grey areas into green places

P2 Green

NEWS

12.12.2023

Five pilot cities for an innovative project: transforming grey areas into green places

Cities in Central Europe are growing, turning green areas into grey spaces. In order to reverse this trend, the GreenScape CE project integrates nature-based solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure (GI) in 5 CE urban areas, significantly affected by aggravating urban heat island effect.

Hungarian Launch Event of GreenScape CE: promoting Nature-Based Solutions  for Sustainable Urban Development

P2 Green

NEWS

09.11.2023

Hungarian Launch Event of GreenScape CE: promoting Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Urban Development

The Municipality of Szeged and Energiaklub launched the "GreenScape CE" project in Hungary, fostering collaboration for a greener urban future. Interactive sessions identified challenges and solutions, emphasizing sustainable urban development. Stay tuned for updates on this transformative journey!

Exploring Nature-Based Solutions: Insights from the Partners Meeting in Warsaw

P2 Green

NEWS

01.11.2023

Exploring Nature-Based Solutions: Insights from the Partners Meeting in Warsaw

On the 26th and 27th of October, GreenScape CE consortium partners converged in the vibrant city of Warsaw, Poland, one of the five pilot cities involved in our transformative project. The purpose? To breathe life into grey concrete spaces, creating thriving green areas that exemplify sustainability and innovation.

GreenScape CE – Enhancing Urban Resilience through Nature-Based Solutions

P2 Green

NEWS

02.10.2023

GreenScape CE – Enhancing Urban Resilience through Nature-Based Solutions

In the ever-evolving urban landscapes of Central Europe (CE), cities grapple with common challenges. The expansion of urban sprawl has converted lush green spaces into concrete jungles, leaving urban areas vulnerable to extreme weather events, climate change impacts, urban heat islands, floods, air pollution, health issues, biodiversity loss, and ...

Events

Project meeting and site visit

P2 Green

EVENT

Austria

In Person

17 - 19.04.2024

Project meeting and site visit

Taking place from April 17 to 19, 2024, at the Institute of Building Research & Innovation in Vienna, Austria, This event will bring together the project consortium for 3 days of intensive discussions, exploring urban development and sustainability strategies. Highlights of the event include thematic workshops focusing on key activities ...

How to ensure more green areas in cities and municipal centers?

P2 Green

EVENT

Slovenia

In Person

07.02.2024

How to ensure more green areas in cities and municipal centers?

Join us for an interactive workshop organised by the project partner, ZRS Bistra Ptuj, which will be focused on enhancing municipal capabilities in sustainable urban development. Discover how Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and Green Infrastructure (GI) can transform our cities and municipalities. Together, we'll delve into planning, financing, and ...

Cities? Naturally! – Nature-based solutions in urban planning: from idea to implementation

P2 Green

EVENT

Hungary

In Person

31.01 - 01.02.2024

Cities? Naturally! – Nature-based solutions in urban planning: from idea to implementation

Project partner, Energiaklub, organises a two-day workshop for municipal staff involved in urban development, tenders and civic relations in municipalities of more than 20,000 inhabitants, providing insights about nature-based solutions, the digital visioning programme Urban Nature Explorer, the importance of the citizens engagement and much more.

Project meeting and site visit

P2 Green

EVENT

Poland

In Person

26 - 27.10.2023

Project meeting and site visit

The project meeting in Warsaw, Poland on October 26-27, 2023, will involve the participation of the project consortium and will include discussions exploring urban development and sustainability, as well as a study visit to the Green Outdoor Patio, an oasis nestled in the heart of Warsaw.

Pilot actions

Outputs

The GreenScape CE Visual Mapping Platform

The GreenScape CE Visual Mapping Platform is an interactive map-based platform designed to support the development of pilot actions in the five pilot areas. Visual maps provide an overview of the existing green and blue infrastructure and NbS and help to identify opportunities for linking individual GI/NbS actions into a coherent network. The GVMP is also a tool for communicating the importance of GI to citizens and other target groups. The approach will ensure transferability, providing other CE cities with the basis and resources for reuse in their urban planning process. The GVMP includes 3 map-based interactive tools: Accessibility tool, NBS tool and Connectivity tool. The GVMP 5 pilot cities: City of Ptuj, City of Szeged, City of Zagreb, City of Warsaw, and Metropolitan city of Milan.
Type of output: Solutions
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Output 1.1 Joint Strategy on Strengthening NBS Implementation in CE

The strategy will be jointly developed by partners and in cooperation with associated partners, where necessary. It will outline the strategic framework and what to take into account when developing action plans and measures to strengthen NBS application in the urban context. It will be applicable for the CE region and partners will through its network actively promote the results of the strategy.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Output 1.2 NBS/GI action plans in pilot areas

Project partners will jointly collaborate on the development of five NBS/GI action plans in CE pilot areas. Action plans will be a product of the transnational co-design process, capacity building workshops for local government representatives in pilot areas and citizen involvement. Action plans will define priority areas and measures for NBS development in five urban areas in CE and will serve as a foundation for identifying pilot actions in those areas.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Output 1.3 Initiated Cooperation between Organisations Sharing Knowledge and Experience about NBS/GI

The transnational consortium will gather 12 regular financing project partners and 21 associated partners who will work jointly on execution of project activities and outputs. Involvement of different stakeholders from multiple countries, will contribute to reducing the know-how disparities within the CE region and exchange of best practices in order to help potential project developers with technical and financial structuring of their investments.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Output 2.1 Pilot Actions Jointly Developed and Implementation

Piloting actions in five CE cities will foresee joint development, testing of feasibility and implementation of different key aspects (technical, financial and participatory approach) of the process of NBS/GI development in urban settings: • Citizen engagement and co-creation model (Zagreb, Warsaw, Milan, Ptuj, Szeged) • Technical and tendering solutions (Zagreb, Warsaw, Milan, Ptuj, Szeged) • Financing models (public, private, citizen-led) (Zagreb, Warsaw, Milan)
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Output 2.2 Jointly Developed Technical, Financial and Citizen Engagement Solutions for Implementation of NBS/GI

Piloting actions in five CE cities will produce three different and applicable sets of solutions for the integration of NBS/GI in public infrastructure: • Handbook for financing of NBS/GI for public project developers • Technical handbook for the implementation of NBS/GI including Guidelines for the tendering process • Guide on how to co-create urban NBS/GI projects with citizens
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Output 3.1 Joint Transnational Strategy on Implementing, Integrating and Funding NBS in Urban Areas

The joint strategy will reflect the know-how and experiences gained throughout the pilot actions and accompanying solutions to provide a framework for implementing, integrating and funding NBS across CE. The findings will shape the strategy in the part on how to identify and reduce shortages in the provision of GI and how to enable GI network coherence.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Tijana Šimek
Phone: +385913885308

Finance Manager

Mihaela Babić
Phone: +385913885331

Communication Manager

Rita Martino
Phone: 00390444540146