Utilising NBS for an equitable transition towards urban resilience
15. September 9:00 - 11:00
This workshop aim to enable the sharing of experiences between ULLs and interaction among ULLs and local stakeholders from diverse spheres with different knowledge backgrounds, including scientists, policy makers, local community and local businesses.
The workshops integrates NBS management and design knowledge from science, policy, business and the local community, bringing NBS closer to local actors of the cities in which ULLs are rooted. The scientific output will focus on:
- Floormaps and interactive tools for planning, awareness raising and education
- Depavement and renaturalisation towards no net land take in European cities – coupled with
- Ecosystem service modelling and wellbeing assessment (discussion of how different NBS and habitats (incl. their scale and location) provide different types and scales of services)
- Transferability of governance for NBS in European cities of different size
- Share experience between Urban Living Labs and Experts on NBS Management and Design.
- Share experience on interactive tools for planning, raising awareness and education.
- Exchange knowledge on net land take and ecosystem service modeling.
- Exchange knowledge on the transferability of governance for NBS in cities of different size.
Project Manager, Green energy cooperative (ZEZ)
Josip Beber, Project Manager, Green energy cooperative (ZEZ)
Josip Beber, (Male), has a background in Environmental science and a master’s degree on Environmental management. Currently he is working as professional associate on different projects in Green energy cooperative that include: nature-based solutions and platform management . His work includes working with municipalities and cities in Croatia where they fuse technological, social, and environmental innovation. In Regreen H2020 project Josip contributes with business model development and decision support to WP8 (Innovation and impact creation).
Project Manager, Royal Botanic Garden - Spanish National Research Council
Miguel Vega, Project Manager, Royal Botanic Garden - Spanish National Research Council
Miguel Vega has a Degree in Environmental Science and a Master's Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and its Conservation.
He has almost 3 years of experience in NGO and more than 3 years of experience working as a Project and Communication Officer in the Spanish node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the largest biodiversity data network in the world.
Currently, Miguel is working in the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC) in Madrid, coordinating the LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project.
Researcher & Project Manager, alchemia-nova GmbH
Maria Wirth, Researcher & Project Manager, alchemia-nova GmbH
Maria Wirth is a researcher and project manager at alchemia-nova GmbH. She specializes in projects to promote nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation as well as water and nutrient cycles, advising cities and regions as well as through R&I projects. She currently leads a work package in the EU-funded MULTISOURCE (https://multisource.eu/) project, which develops business models for long-term financing of NBS for urban water treatment. Previously, Maria worked on the sustainable development and climate change adaptation of agrifood value chains globally, for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Landscape Manager, City of Aarhus
Signe Iversen, Landscape Manager, City of Aarhus
Ecologist, Agence régionale de la biodiversité en Île-de-France (ARB îdF)
Marc Barra, Ecologist, Agence régionale de la biodiversité en Île-de-France (ARB îdF)
Associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering Politecnico di Milano, City of Piraeus
Julia Tzoertzi, Associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering Politecnico di Milano, City of Piraeus
Head of the Civill Engineering Division, Viimsi City
Imre Saar, Head of the Civill Engineering Division, Viimsi City
Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Åsa Ode Sang, Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Richard Hardiman, Senior Lecturer, Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Senior researcher, Aarhus University
Marianne Zandersen, Senior researcher, Aarhus University
Marianne is an environmental economist and senior researcher at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science in Denmark, focusing on environmental and behavioral economics in the fields of urban and peri-urban systems, nature-based solutions, climate change and ecosystem management. She is currently the coordinator of the H2020 project ‘REGREEN’ (2019-2024) on fostering nature-based solutions for equitable, green and healthy urban transitions in Europe and China. She is also part of the European Topic Center on Climate Change Adaptation and LULUCF, having i.a. recently contributed to two EEA reports of interest for climate resilience: ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe’ and ‘Nature-based solutions in Europe: Policy, knowledge and practice for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction’.
Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Elena Petsani, Junior Officer, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
Elena Petsani is an Urban Resilience & Sustainability Planner (MSc & MEng.). She has professional background with over five years of experience in inclusive and climate-resilient urban development, sustainability strategies, policy-making, and academic research at the national and local government level. She has supported strategic urban planning and territorial development, climate adaptation policies, and spatial tools for multi-stakeholder engagement in the decision-making process. Elena is involved in EU funded projects focused on adaptation to climate change and Nature Based Solutions such as REGREEN, proGIreg, REGILIENCE, and MULTISOURCE.
Coordinator, Urban Resilience and Climate Adaption, ICLEI Europe
Vasileios Latinos, Coordinator, Urban resilience and climate adaption, ICLEI Europe
Vasileios is a climate adaptation and resilience expert, with 13+ years experience, working with local and regional governments throughout Europe. He is coordinating the resilience portfolio of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability for Europe, responsible for development, management and coordination of projects and services in the topical areas of climate change adaptation, urban resilience and disaster risk reduction and supporting the programmatic development of ICLEI in this field. Vasileios is also involved in standardisation activities and manages the European Urban Resilience Forum since 2016.