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Urban Planning and Health

News
26 May 2021

May 2021 marked the launch of an Urban Health cluster Healthy Cities , by URBACT the European Territorial Cooperation programme, which has for the past 15 years championed sustainable integrated development in European Cities. The Healthy Cities action planning network aims to develop and...





Connecting Nature: Community Ambassador For The Nbs For Sustainable Forestry Community

News
14 May 2021

The Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform is inviting tenders from suitably qualified individuals to serve as a Community Ambassador for the NBS for Sustainable Forestry Community on the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform for a 12- month period ending no later than 31 May 2022. Applicants...







Oppla joins #Flowers4Bees campaign to raise awareness of the threats faced by pollinator insects

News
6 May 2021

Join #Flowers4Bees and help spread the word about one of the most dangerous environmental threats: the progressive extinction of pollinator insects.

Apples and pears, coffee, almonds, avocado, pumpkin and zucchini: what looks like your last shopping list may actually disappear from your...





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Mental Health and Nature –How urban and peri-urban Blue & Green areas contribute to our well-being

Opinion
29 April 2021

The benefits of urban green and blue areas for our mental health and well-being have become more and more evident during the current pandemic. Despite their importance, however, we don’t have enough information about how these areas should be designed. Do different types of urban green &...



Integrated and intelligent management of complex forests in South West Europe: COMFOR SUDOE and a call for case studies and projects

Blog
22 April 2021

Guest article from Paz Ferrer , on behalf of COMFOR SUDOE

Sout West Europe (SUDOE) needs healthy and functional forests that guarantee the provision of goods and services for rural and urban society. The COMFOR SUDOE ( COM plex FOR est) project seeks to promote complex (mixed and...