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Co-designing Locally tailored Ecological solutions for Value added, socially inclusivE Regeneration in Cities (CLEVER Cities)


The CLEVER cities project co-creates, - implements, and -manages locally tailored nature-based solutions (NBS) to deliver tangible social, environmental and economic improvements for urban regeneration. It delivers interventions in front-runner cities' cases for successful NBS, and prepares robust replication roadmaps in fellow cities that also have NBS experience and expertise to offer. The long-term sustainability of actions will be ensured by initiating urban innovation partnerships that use SMART city principles to engage residents, establish new governance procedures, and generate innovative financing and investment strategies. CLEVER Cities employs partners’ large global networks to generate rapid and durable uptake of NBS by capacitating businesses and a CLEVER Solutions Basket with innovative technological, business, financing and governance solutions, in Europe and globally.

The project delivered several factsheets on key themes, a city guidance on co-creating nature based solutions and a multi-level policy framework for sustainable urban development and nature-based solutions. All deliverables can be downloaded from the project website.

Project information


Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg


Greater London Authority (GB), Comune Di Milano (IT), Grad Beograd (RS), Dimos Lariseon (GR), Ayuntamiento De Madrid (ES), Malmo Stad (SE), Municipiul Sfantu Gheorghe (RO), Fondo Ambiental (EC), Societa Cooperativa Sociale Eliante Onlus (IT), Fondazione Politecnico Di Milano (IT), Groundwork London (UK), S T E G Stadterneuerungs- Und Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft Hamburg Mbh (DE), WWF Italia (IT), Centre For Experiments In Urban Studies – Ceus (RS), Agentia Pentru Protectia Mediului Covasna (RO), The Young Foundation Lbg (UK), Peabody Trust (UK), Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (IT), Social Finance Limited (UK), Yepezsalmon Yepez Salmon Asociadossa (EC), Green4cities Gmbh (AT), Hafencity Universitat Hamburg (DE), Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut Gemeinnutzige Gmbh (DE), Technische Universitat Hamburg (DE), Ecologic Institut Gemeinnützige Gmbh (DE), Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (ES), Universitaetsklinikum Essen (DE), European Business And Innovation Centre Network Aisbl (BE), ICLEI European Secretariat Gmbh (DE), ICLEI - Local Governments For Sustainability (DE), Ambiente Italia Srl (IT), Umweltbundesamt Gmbh (AT), Xi'an Jiaotong University (CN)

Source of funding

EU Horizon2020

Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 19 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 04 2023

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