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GREEN SURGE Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy


Description:

GREEN SURGE identifies, develops and tests ways of connecting green spaces, biodiversity, people and the green economy, in order to meet the major urban challenges related to land use conflicts, climate change adaptation, demographic changes, and human health and wellbeing. It provides a sound evidence base for green infrastructure planning and implementation, exploring the innovation potential, and linking environmental, social and economic services with local communities.

Working from the local to the city-regional level, the project aims to: 1) develop urban green infrastructure as a planning concept for both integration and promotion of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and adapt it to local contexts; 2) apply an innovative biocultural diversity perspective to develop successful governance arrangements facilitating socio-ecological integration and local engagement in planning of urban green spaces; and 3) explore how valuation and real market integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services can facilitate choices in favour of the development of multifunctional green spaces in urban areas.

Project information

Lead

University of Copenhagen

Partners

University of Helsinki, Humboldt University of Berlin, Technical University of Munich, Wageningen University, University of Stockholm, Forestry Commission Research Agency, ICLEI European Secretariat, Metropolitan Research Institute Ltd, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Triple Me Holding BV, University of Lodz, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Lisbon, University of Ljubljana, Technical University of Berlin, Institut za Trajnostni Razvoj, Lavaco Podjetje za Gradbenistvo in Trgovino doo, TISAdoo, Profin Service srl,C-O-M-B-I-N-E Arkitekter AB, Scandinavian Branding AS, Seebauer, Wefers und Partner GBR, Ecometrica Ltd.

Source of funding

European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

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