Client: Directorate General for Research and Innovation (European Commission)
Duration: October 2013 – September 2017
The 7th framework project is a collaborative project between 24 partners in 11 countries. It identifies, develops and tests ways of linking 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 urban green infrastructure planning and implementation, exploring the potential for innovation in better linking environmental, social and economic ecosystem services with local communities.
Structure of the Green Surge project:
The work packages of the research project covered very broad range of topics: planning of green infrastructure, participatory governance of green spaces, economic indications of green space management, biological and biocultural diversity of green spaces in urban environment. In case of all topics several scientific deliverables and guidelines were developed in order to assist the experts and decision makers on local and national level.
All the deliverables of the project can be found at: