The project “Enabling Green and Blue Infrastructure Potential in Complex Social-Ecological Regions” (ENABLE) aims to advance knowledge of designing and implementing Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) in a way that maximises its potential to deliver numerous social and environmental benefits, such as social inclusion, health and human wellbeing, storm water retention and habitat functions. ENABLE uses a transdisciplinary approach to investigate the role of GBI in tackling a range of social-ecological challenges facing cities.
ENABLE will test possible GBI solutions to urban challenges in the metropolitan regions of Halle (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Łódź (Poland), Stockholm (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway), while also exchanging with the City of New York (US).
Webinar #1 will introduce the project and give insights into ways of determining how accessible green spaces are and how they are distributed among urban residents in order for all urban citizens to benefit from them.
11:45-12:00 Introduction to ENABLE by Erik Andersson, Project Coordinator and Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
12:00-12:20 Identifying and studying barriers preventing access to urban green spaces by Jakub Kronenberg, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Łódź
12:20-12:30 Questions and exchange with participants
Facilitated by: Alice Reil, ICLEI and Chantal van Ham, IUCN