About the Project
ProGIreg uses nature for urban regeneration with and for citizens.
The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and will run from June 2018 until 2023. ProGIreg stands for ‘productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration’: nature for renewal.
Innovation in four front-runner cities
Dortmund (Germany), Turin (Italy), Zagreb (Croatia) and Ningbo (China) host Living Labs in post-industrial districts where nature-based solutions are developed, tested and implemented.
Global cities working together
Cascais (Portugal), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Piraeus (Greece) and Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) closely follow the progress in the Living Labs and engage in city-to-city exchange to replicate the nature-based solutions.
Nature-based solutions have huge potential to address technical, social and economic challenges and to make urban transformation work with and for citizens.
Productive green infrastructure
In our front-runner cities, eight different nature-based solutions will create productive green infrastructure that not only helps improve living conditions and reduce vulnerability to climate change, but also provides measurable economic benefits to citizens and entrepreneurs in post-industrial urban districts.
Co-creation for urban regeneration
Together, local citizens, governments, businesses, NGOs and universities design the nature-based solutions and make them happen.
MOOC - Nature-based urban regeneration
The proGIreg MOOC on edX gathers the best practices of the proGIreg Living Labs in one place. The course covers collaborative design, implementation and evaluation of nature-based solutions (NbS) for urban renewal with local communities. Watch the trailer below and access course details here.
Self-sustaining business models
ProGIreg develops self-sustaining business models for nature-based solutions, based on scientific assessment of the multiple benefits they provide for social, ecological and economic regeneration.