IN THIS ISSUE we have special focus on Green Infrastructure Planning and Governance in Europe: portraits of 20 European cities. Within the first project year of GREEN SURGE we studied the planning and governance of urban green space in Europe. In 2014, researchers collected data and interviewed city officials in 20 European cities and drafted a city portrait for each of these cities. But why did we do it, how did we do it and what did we discover? Read more.
The challenge for nature-based solutions: To be socially inclusive GREEN SURGE at the ALTER-Net conference "Nature and Urban Wellbeing: Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenges" in Ghent, Belgium, May 18-20, 2015. Read more
GREEN SURGE at Green Week 2015 With two stands displaying latest project materials – one hosted by DG Research and Innovation, one by ICLEI – GREEN SURGE attracted a lot of attention among the visitors of this year’s Green Week in Brussels from 3 to 5 June 2015. Read more
New on-line community for urban green infrastructure specialists established GREEN SURGE invites urban green infrastructure planners, practitioners and other experts to join its newly established European Learning Alliance. Read more.
Save the date! Stakeholder Dialogue Forum on urban green infrastructure. GREEN SURGE partners are organising a Stakeholder Dialogue Forum on urban green infrastructure on 13 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The Forum will showcase how cities (can) govern and manage their green infrastructure. Participants will learn from practical tools and solutions already available and discuss what is still needed to implement and maintain green infrastructure in cities.