Summary and Objectives:

Hamburg, London and Milan are making nature-based interventions in key districts of their cities for urban regeneration. Through exchange between cities, inclusive collaboration and multi-disciplinary learning, the CLEVER Cities project aims to drive a new kind of nature-based urban transformation for sustainable and socially inclusive cities across Europe, South America and China. The project co-creates, - implements, and -manages locally tailored NBS to deliver tangible social, environmental and economic improvements for urban regeneration.
CLEVER Cities aims to:

  • increase and improve local knowledge of nature-based solutions,
  • demonstrate that greener cities work better for people and communities,
  • contribute data and information to EU policy-making, and ultimately
  • promote and enable the uptake of nature-based solutions in urban planning world-wide.
Project information
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Project ID:776604-2
Starting date: 2018-06-01Ending date: 2023-05-31
Total cost: EUR 14.896.068,75
EU contribution: EUR 14.214.660,63
Call for proposal:SCC-02-2016-2017-TwoStage
Funding scheme:IA – Innovation Action
Coordinator:Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (FHH)

The CLEVER Cities project is implemented by 34 partner organisations, including the cities, NGOs, research institutions and businesses
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