VARCITIES

EU H2020 VARCITIES - VISIONARY NATURE BASED ACTIONS FOR HEALTH, WELLBEING & RESILIENCE IN CITIES

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VARCITIES

In an increasingly urbanising world, governments and international corporations strive to increase productivity of cities, recognized as economy 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. 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 H&WB of citizens (children, women, young people, middle age, elderly) that are exposed to diverse climatic conditions and challenges around Europe (e.g. from harsh winters in Skelleftea-SE to hot summers in Chania-GR, from deprived areas in Novo mesto-SI to increased pollution in Malta) through shared public spaces that make cities liveable and welcoming.

Publications
Augmented Nature-Based Solutions: A Possible Taxonomy of Technologies “in” and “for” Urban Greening Strategies
Mahmoud I, Morello E, Bisello A, Kolokotsa D (2023)
Contribution in book
Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2022

More information: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-39206-1_ ...

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39206-1

Rigenerazione urbana green e digitale: così la natura aiuta le persone
Ballocchi A, [Bisello A] (2022)
Internet

More information: https://www.infobuildenergia.it/rigenerazione-urbana-green-d ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/23668

VARCITIES project: Visionary nature-based actions for health, well-being and resilience in cities
D´Alonzo V (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Urban Thinkers Campus of Mannheim | online | 15.7.2021 - 17.7.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18363

The VARCITIES Project approach
Bisello A (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners | Doha | 9.11.2021 - 9.11.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20138

Transizione energetica e innovazione urbana
Bisello A (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Convegno Internazionale BASES - Benessere Ambiente Sostenibilità Energia Salute | Roma | 2.12.2021 - 3.12.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20137

The “human community” in the eye of the future cities’ vision: The VARCITIES Project approach
Tsekeri E, Kolokotsa D, Lilli A, Calleja K, Quacinella D, Micallef D, Duca E, Bisello A
(2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners | Doha | 9.11.2021 - 9.11.2021

More information: https://doha2021.isocarp.org/paper-platform/abstract/public/ ...

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