Territorial enhancement

Co-DesignCircular EconomyTechnology Transfer


Productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration


Urbanization causes the loss of urban green spaces and damages water, air, soil, biodiversity, human health and climate. The sustainable development of the future needs sustainable development of the cities. This is where green infrastructures and nature-based solutions play an important role in daily urban life.


The project has more than 30 partners and aims to demonstrate the application of nature-based solutions to economically self-sufficient business models, and to prove multiple benefits related to the economic, environmental, and social regeneration of post-industrial urban areas.

General Info

Competitive international research project - Funded
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany), Città di Torino (Italy), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Fachhochschule Südwestfalen (Germany), ICLEI (Germany)
Scientific supervisor:
Silvia Barbero
Project team:
Cristian Campagnaro, Alessandro Campanella, Sara Ceraolo, Giuseppe Cinà, Elena Comino, Debora Fino, Carolina Giraldo Nohra, Luca Lazzirini, Amina Pereno, Angioletta Voghera



June 2018

Project start

July 2018 - December 2018

Spatial Analysis

Frontrunner and Follower Cities analysis

January 2019 - December 2019

Co-Design Processes

in the cities of Dortmund, Ningbo, Torino and Zagreb

January 2020 - June 2021

Implementation of Nature-Based Solutions

in the cities of Dortmund, Ningbo, Torino and Zagreb

August 2020 - November 2023

Monitoring of the benefits of NBS

January 2021 - August 2023

Urban Planning

in the cities of Cascais, Cluj-Napoca, Piraeus and Zenica

November 2023

Project end


The project was funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Plan, with the funding agreement no. 776528.


Barbero, S., Giraldo Nohra, C., & Campagnaro, C. (2022). Systemic Solutions for the Holistic Well-Being of Cities: Processes, results and reflections. Agathón: International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11 (in press).

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