Urban GreenUP catalogue of Nature Based Solutions

A year after its launch, the Urban GreenUP project has published a catalogue of Nature Based Solutions here.

The catalogue aims to foster the uptake of Nature Based Solutions as tools to make cities more sustainable and adapt to climate change by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using nature. URBAN GreenUP’s NBSs are grouped into four classes: (1) Renaturing Urbanization, (2) Singular Green Infrastructures, (3) Water Interventions and (4) Non-Technical Interventions. Examples include green cycle and pedestrian routes, floodable parks, electro wetlands, green roofs and facades, as well as citizens engagement and educational activities.

Global initiative for greener cities launched

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a global initiative which aims to create greener, more liveable cities that will improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people living in urban areas. The group will raise awareness of the value of urban ecosystems and how these can be used to help address challenges such as air pollution, flooding and health problems caused by lack of access to quality green space. For more details, click here.

Glasgow National Park City

The Glasgow National Park City Group brings together people interested in creating a Glasgow National Park City. They aim to improve people’s quality of life and the environment through the creation of Glasgow National Park City

The Group has also launched a crowdfund on MyParkScotland to raise funds so that they can organise events and take the message to different communities, promote the work of grassroots organisations and create connections between them, develop National Park City demonstration projects, and build a strong on-line presence to act as the hub for the campaign. Support the crowdfund here..

Glasgow Openspace Strategy consultation

Glasgow City Council’s consultation on the Draft Open Space Strategy is open and ready to get your feedback. The Strategy sets out an overarching approach to the City's open spaces, providing strategic direction that will guide the work, policy-making and investment decisions of all parts of the Council in managing the City's open spaces to allow Glasgow to flourish in future. If your care about Glasgow’s greenspaces make your views heard.

Glasgow National Park City

The Glasgow National Park City Group brings together people interested in creating a Glasgow National Park City. They aim to improve people’s quality of life and the environment through the creation of Glasgow National Park City

The Group has also launched a crowdfund on MyParkScotland to raise funds so that they can organise events and take the message to different communities, promote the work of grassroots organisations and create connections between them, develop National Park City demonstration projects, and build a strong on-line presence to act as the hub for the campaign. Support the crowdfund here..