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Green-health-safety Nexus for new Urban Spaces

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€2 633 666
Project website
Project Acronym
GreeNexUS
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

City life has its perks, but it’s usually associated with fast-paced daily routines, noisy and traffic-clogged streets, and smog. In fact, air pollution, reduced contact with nature, limited access to quality green spaces, and infrastructure that discourages sustainable and safe mobility and active lifestyles are major issues that threaten the mental and physical well-being of an ageing society and increase its social disparities. In this context, the EU-funded GreeNexUS project will explore a multidisciplinary approach to promote urban greening, territorial regeneration and the safety, accessibility and walkability of urban infrastructures. These issues are timely, since they are considered key strategies for tackling the aforementioned challenges while addressing climate change and preventing pandemics from exacerbating inequalities in disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

Objectives

In our increasingly anthropised planet, many cities are facing multiple societal and environmental challenges and the link between the characteristics of the urban green contexts and people’s health and safety represents an emerging topic and of urgent importance. Air pollution and urban climate, reduced contact with nature, limited access to quality green spaces, and urban fabrics and infrastructure that discourage sustainable&safe mobility and active lifestyles, are threatening the mental and physical well-being of an aging society and increasing its social disparities. The GreeNexUS project proposes a novel and multidisciplinary approach to promote urban greening, territorial regeneration and safety/accessibility/walkability of urban infrastructures, as key strategies to face those challenges, while addressing climate change and preventing pandemics from exacerbating inequalities in disadvantaged/vulnerable groups.

Methodology

The GreeNexUS participants (20 institutions from 9 European countries) are joining forces to offer a collaborative Training-through-Research programme involving universities, research centres, companies, NGOs, and local authorities that share this new vision of fostering greener, healthier and safer urban realms of Europe’s cities and towns. This will drive the GreeNexUS process to train specialists, whose cutting-edge and intersectoral expertise will be developed and managed through a challenging general programme of training that combines and integrates the various fields of innovative knowledge of the GreeNexUS’ participants, and also includes career planning, entrepreneurship and soft skills training. In terms of research, 10 specific and multidisciplinary topics will be addressed by 10 Doctoral Candidates, who are envisaged to spread the GreeNexUS approach beyond the project’s scope and duration, under the guidance of a supervisory group of academic and non-academic experts.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita Di Bologna
Address
Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€778 313
Partner Organisations
Organisation
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
PLEINLAAN 2, 1050 Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€262 620
Organisation
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
BRINELLGATAN 4, 501 15 BORAS, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€293 710
Organisation
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Address
IERA ODOS 75, 11855 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€240 098
Organisation
TEIXEIRA DUARTE - ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUCOES SA
Address
LAGOAS PARK EDIFICIO DOIS, 2740 265 PORTO SALVO OEIRAS, Portugal
EU Contribution
€243 403
Organisation
Wageningen University
Address
DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4, 6708 PB WAGENINGEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€274 370
Organisation
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
HOGSKOLERINGEN 1, 7491 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€297 749
Organisation
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Address
AVENIDA ROVISCO PAIS 1, 1049-001 LISBOA, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€243 403

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sustainable urban mobility plans
Technology
Tools to improve accessibility and safety
Development phase
Research/Invention

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