Visionary nature based solutions for human centered cities. Sustainable transition to smart & future cities
In an increasingly urbanising world, governments and international corporations strive to increase productivity of cities, recognized as economic growth hubs, as well as ensuring better quality of life and living conditions to citizens. Although significant effort is performed by international organisations, researchers, etc. to transform the challenges of cities into opportunities, the visions of our urban future are trending towards bleak. Social services and health facilities are significantly affected in negative ways owed to the increase in urban populations (70% by 2050). Air pollution and urban exacerbation of heat islands is exacerbating. Nature will struggle to compensate in the future city, as rural land is predicted to shrink by 30% affecting liveability.
Key project: VARCITIES
VARCITIES puts the citizen and the “human community” in the eye of the future cities’ vision. Future cities should evolve to be human centred cities. The vision of VARCITIES is to implement real, visionary ideas and add value by establishing sustainable models for increasing health and wellbeing of citizens (children, young people, middle age, elderly) that are exposed to diverse climatic conditions and challenges around Europe through shared public spaces that make cities liveable and welcoming.
The Healthy Cities Helix is an international Open Innovation community of specialists in the fields of environment, smart cities, architecture, and related disciplines. The Helix was launched as a focus for impact and dissemination services in support of the VARCITIES project's ambition to contribute to the shaping of future cities by designing and developing nature-based (NBS) solutions.
The VARCITIES project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869505 🇪🇺
Seeking collaboration in the areas of smart tourism, smart cities, heritage management and sustainable tourism citiesCan act as:
- Work Package Leader
- Consortium Partner
- Big data
- Smart cities
- Digital cultural heritage
- Cultural heritage
- Creating sustainable societies
- Heritage management
- Cultural tourism
- Cultural heritage protection
- Business cases for smart cities
- Sustainable and clean technologies
- Big data analysis;
- Culture heritage projects
- Rural tourism
- Sustainable smart cities
- Sustainable & smart mobility
- Sustainable behavioral change
- Culture and creativity
- Smart tourism
- Tourism cities
- Sustainable tourism
My research interests include any aspects of tourism in an urban context (I am co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities and co-editor-in-chief...Read more...
- Built environment
- Clean cities
- Urban adaptation
- Green spaces
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Impact Hub Vienna along with an international consortium of partners and backed by EIT Climate KIC, has launched...Read more...