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Visionary Nature Based Actions for Health, Wellbeing & Resilience in Cities (VARCITIES)

Description:

In an increasingly urbanising world, governments and international corporations strive to increase productivity of cities, recognized as economy growth hubs, as well as ensuring better quality of life and living conditions to citizens. Although significant effort is performed by international organisations, researchers, etc. to transform the challenges of Cities into opportunities, the visions of our urban future are trending towards bleak. Social services and health facilities are significantly affected in negative ways owed to the increase in urban populations (70% by 2050). Air pollution and urban exacerbation of heat islands is exacerbating. Nature will struggle to compensate in the future City, as rural land is predicted to shrink by 30% affecting livability.

VARCITIES puts the citizen and the "human community" in the eye of the future cities' vision. Future cities should evolve to be human centred cities. The vision of VARCITIES is to implement real, visionary ideas and add value by establishing sustainable models for increasing the health and wellbeing of citizens (children, young people, middle age, elderly) that are exposed to diverse climatic conditions and challenges around Europe (e.g. from harsh winters in Skelleftea, SE to hot summers in Chania, GR, from deprived areas in Novo mesto, SI to increased pollution in Malta) through shared public spaces that make cities livable and welcoming.

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Lead

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON

Partners
CYCLOPOLIS SISTIMATA KOINOXRISTON PODILATON IDIOTIKI KEFALEOUXIKI ETERIA - Greece
DIMOS CHANIA - Greece
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO - Italy
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA - Italy
UNISMART - FONDAZIONE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA - Italy
COMUNE DI CASTELFRANCO VENETO - Italy
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA - Malta
DARTTEK LTD - Malta
KORONA INZENIRING DD - Slovenia
RAZVOJNI CENTER NOVO MESTO SVETOVANJE IN RAZVOJ DOO - Slovenia
MESTNA OBCINA NOVO MESTO - Slovenia
VAN ROMPAEY SARA - Belgium
STAD LEUVEN - Belgium
IES R&D - Ireland
LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL - Ireland
SKELLEFTEA KOMMUN - Sweden
PROSPEX INSTITUTE - Belgium
CROWDHELIX LIMITED - Ireland
INLECOM INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA - Greece
STICHTING ISOCARP INSTITUTE CENTER OF URBAN EXCELLENCE - Netherlands
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN - Norway
BERGEN KOMMUNE - Norway
DECCA TECHNOLOGY AS - Norway
SENSEDGE RAZVOJ INOVATIVNIH RESITEVDOO - Slovenia
Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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