UPSURGE - City-centered approach to catalyze nature-based solutions through the EU Regenerative Urban Lighthouse for pollution alleviation and regenerative development.
Duration: 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2025
Partners: E-Zavod (E-institute), Universitat Passau, Institute of Communication Studiesskipje, LEITAT, Universiteit Antwerpen, Dimos Patreon, POR Consult doo za Poslovno Savjetovanje, Comune di Prato, Fundación AITIIP, Opencontent Societa Cooperativa, Belfast City Council, Burst nonprofit KFT, ICLEI, Institut Wcycle Maribor, Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien, Budapest Fovaros XVIII, Gemeente Breda, Beeodiversity, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Fondazione Operate, University of Leeds, IETU, Katowice Miasto na Prawach Powiatu
More information: https://www.upsurge-project.eu
UPSURGE provides a new development model for cities centred on Nature Based Solutions for renaturing urban spaces to address the challenge of carbon footprint and cities air pollution. UPSURGE bridges the gap between the existing knowledge based on Nature Based Solutions and their step-by-step practical implementation for regenerative development of cities focusing on air pollution alleviation and climate neutrality.
To help European cities in this process, USURGE will provide an EU Urban Regenerative Lighthouse to serve as a reference framework and a reference network to accelerate, transfer and upscale the use of NBS and mainstream them into the agenda of urban policies through co-creation and co-design processes with citizens and other stakeholders.
UPSURGE will provide fit-for-problem NBS together with supportive digital, and governance solutions for urban space regeneration deployed and tested in five real life demo cities in Europe (Belfast, Breda, Budapest, Katowice and Maribor).
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EISMEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”
Agreement N. 101003818