If you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this summer, chances are it’s not just because of the weather. Look around any urban centre and you’ll see the built environment itself exacerbates summer temperatures. Vehicles stuck in traffic emitting heat. Airconditioners pumping waste heat into the air. Concrete and asphalt across almost every surface, absorbing and radiating the sun’s rays. Urban canyons formed between tall buildings, trapping heat at the street level.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website. The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using nature.
Post date: 11 Jul 2018
EcoProcura is an international conference series which has been running for the past twenty years. The long-running series has sought to provide a platform to push the sustainable urban development agenda forward through sustainable, innovative and circular procurement, both from a practical and policy perspective.
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces
If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban drainage system in Bold Street, where people frequently shop.
Surface water flooding is a problem in many cities. Rainwater cannot penetrate cemented soil, and storms often overwhelm available sewage systems affecting properties and livelihoods.
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
The state of the art findings on circular cities and their implementation at an urban level were highlighted in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems.
Post date: 10 Apr 2018
Sustainable Places 2018 (SP2018) is an annual event that advances the state of the arts in buildings, construction, and districts from the perspective of energy and resource efficiency, and is thanks to several collaborative partnerships between several entities. All attendees of SP2018 should book their accommodations in the vicinity of Aix-Les-Bains, France.
Post date: 21 Mär 2018
ECOMONDO è la fiera leader della green e circular economy nell’area euro-mediterranea; un evento internazionale con un format innovativo che unisce in un’unica piattaforma tutti i settori dell’economia circolare: dal recupero di materia ed energia allo sviluppo sostenibile.
Nel settore della green e circular economy l’Italia è ai primi posti in Europa, in particolare nell’efficienza energetica, nel riciclo dei rifiuti e nella produttività delle risorse.
Post date: 21 Mär 2018
There is enough waste energy produced in the EU to heat the EU’s entire building stock.
Waste heat recovery from energy-intensive industry and cogeneration is slowly picking up in the EU. But did you know that even the excess heat produced in a metro system could heat houses? And did you know that supermarkets, data centres and sewage systems also produce excess heat that can be used?
Post date: 9 Jan 2018
Towards an EU Research and Innovation policy agenda for Nature-Based Solutions & Re-Naturing Cities. Final Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on 'Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities'
This report was produced by the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on 'Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities' and gives useful information on natural-based solutions.
Post date: 8 Dez 2017
In the context of the European Bioeconomy Congress 2017, which took place on 20-21 November in Lodz, Poland, a Letter of Intent was signed between the Polish Regions Lubelskie, Lodzkie, Małopolskie, Opolskie, Pomorskie, Świętokrzyskie and the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) in order to develop energetically positive, sustainable and citizens-friendly cities.
Post date: 1 Dez 2017