Green Cities

Green Cities

The city of the future is a green city, where trees, ponds and parks, provide the lungs of the boroughs and biodiversity can find its way into the city. In green cities, people live in healthy neighbourhoods, employees work in circular business parks, and all citizens have access to sustainable food and other natural resources. For us, urban leadership means co-creating these solutions together with cities’ inhabitants. Therefore, we work with urban leaders in business, government and social movements to build green cities worldwide. This can be on the scale of the metropole, migrant settlements, business parks or city centres.

Nature-based solutions are at the heart of smart city design and planning
Marian Stuiver

Cooperate with us for Green Cities

Green Cities is the Wageningen Environmental Research programme that focuses on understanding and applying a nature-based approach in urban areas. We have chosen six areas to work on evidence-based solutions. We apply our scientific findings to develop migrant settlements and urban food systems. We improve and research the relation between nature and health in the city. We aim to make cities climate-adaptive and circular. Finally the city of the future is a smart city, where data collection and use are of high quality.

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