EnRoute stands for Enhancing Resilience of urban ecosystems through green infrastructure. EnRoute is a project of the European Commission in the framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Green Infrastructure Strategy. EnRoute provides scientific knowledge of how urban ecosystems can support urban planning at different stages of policy and for various spatial scales and how to help policy-making for sustainable cities. It aims to promote the application of urban green infrastructure at local level and delivers guidance on the creation, management and governance of urban green infrastructure. Importantly, it illustrates how collaboration between and across different policy levels can lead to concrete green infrastructure policy setting.

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EnRoute meeting in Tallinn: Conference report

As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” was organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. EnRoute organized a side event on the conference with a focus on how the project can contribute to the knowledge base supporting nature-based solutions in cities.  A summary report of the EnRoute event with the main outcomes is available here. In particular...More

Enhancing urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to make cities more resilient

Pre-announcement EnRoute Conference

Biodiver-City: Enhancing urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to make cities more resilient

Conference in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Sofia, 24 April 2018

Background and objectives

If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forest and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes....More

Mapping and assessment of pollutant removal by urban trees in Rome

Lina Fusaro and colleagues from the La Sapienza University of Rome have mapped the removal of PM10 and ozone by urban trees in Rome, one of the EnRoute city labs, as well as at regional level. They combined high resolution remote sensing data with measured pollutant concentrations to estimate the physical removal of pollutants by trees.  A damage cost approach was used to estimate the monetary value associated to pollutant removal. The overall pollution removal accounted for 5123 and 19,074 tonne of PM10 and O3, respectively, with a...More

EnRoute will attend the Nature-Based Solutions conference in Tallinn

EnRoute will contribute to the conference on Nature-Based Solutions in Tallinn, Estonia.  The conference is organised as part of the Estonian Presidency of the EU.  The organisers are the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in from 24 to 26 October 2017.

More information: http://www.tlu.ee/en/NBS/

EnRoute partners will have the opportunity to show how mapping and assessment of urban ecosystems and their services can support the impact evaluation of nature...More

Networking opportunities?

One of the aims of EnRoute is to enhance contacts between communities of practice at different scales in order to exchange experiences and knowledge on mapping, assessment and implementation of urban green infrastructure, urban biodiversity and urban ecosystem services, so as to support the further deployment of urban Green Infrastructure.

Do you know partnerships or networks which may be useful for EnRoute?More

EnRoute meets in Malta on 13 and 14 June 2017

The Institute of Applied Sciences, MCAST

EnRoute organizes a one-day conference on Evidence-based planning for greener cities in collaboration with the Maltese presidency of the EU and the Institute of Applied Sciences of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. The central question of the meeting is how science can provide the tools to inform policy making and urban planning so that quality of life improves for every citizen. 

EnRoute kick off meeting Rome 7 and 8 March 2017

EnRoute kick off meeting Rome 7 and 8 March 2017

We organised on 7 and 8 March 2017 the EnRoute kick-off workshop at the Sapienza University of Rome. The aim of this kick-off workshop was to work on a common basis of understanding and goals, to align all participants in the work that they shall be doing, and to work on ‘ownership’ by the participants and ‘community building’. The workshop was attended by about 50 participants representing 20 cities and 19 research institutes. The workshop resulted in enthusiastic reactions of participants. It was highly valued by cities that they could learn of the experiences and knowledge of similar...More

EnRoute is built on a partnership between the European Commission (DG Environment and the Joint Research Centre) and the following 20 European cities.

  • Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Helsinki (Finland)
  • Limmasol (Cyprus)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Padova (Italy)
  • Poznan (Poland)
  • Karlovo (Bulgaria)
  • Tallin (Estonia)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • The Hague (The Netherlands)
  • Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Trento (Italy)
  • Valetta (Malta)
  • Verona (Italy)
  • Leipzig (Germany)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Glasgow (UK)
  • Manchester (UK)
  • Lyon (France)


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