Below are the presentations made at EUGIC 2017 Budapest. Thanks to everyone who presented or contributed to the sessions in any way. If readers wish to reproduce any of these materials please contact the authors for permission.
Day 1 Wednesday 29 November
9.00 Session 1 | Welcome to EUGIC 2017 hosted by the City of Budapest
9.30 Session 2 | Climate Change, Cities and Green Infrastructure
Laura Gatti Studio Laura Gatti Landscape | From Milan’s Bosco Verticale to China’s Nanjing Vertical Forest Towers
Gary Grant Green Infrastructure Consultancy | Climate perturbation, cities and green infrastructure
Ronan Uhel Head of Programme, Natural Systems & Sustainability, European Environmental Agency | Green infrastructure benefits and urban policies: synergies and conflicts – some European experience
Marco Fritz Lead on nature-based solutions, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission | Research and innovation for adaptation and nature in cities
11.00 Session 3 | The Benefits of Urban Green Infrastructure
Holger Robrecht Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI Europe – Local Governments for Sustainability | Sustainable cities and the benefits of green infrastructure to reach our goals
Bernhard Scharf BOKU University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Vienna | The urban heat island and how to cope with it through urban green infrastructure?
Daniel Podmirseg Vertical Farming Institute | Vertical Farming – towards a new building typology for the 21st century
Rita Mayrhofer Biotope City Journal | Planning a Biotope City
1.30 Session 4 | Horizon 2020 – Next Generation Nature-Based Solutions for Cities
Input 1 | Experiences and lessons learned from previous projects | GreenInUrbs Dr Carlo Calfapietra Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF), National Research Council (CNR)
Input 2 | EKLIPSE Framework Report NBS | Connecting H2020 Projects Dr Mihai-Răzvan Niță University of Bucharest and Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies
Input 3 | 1,000 Case Studies from 100 European Cities | NATURVATION Database Prof László Pintér Central European University and the IISD
2.10 – 2.30 | Introduction to the six H2020 Story Corners on the main stage
2.30 – 3.30 | The diversity of activities on nature-based solution in Europe, through five H2020 Story Corners with stakeholders from city authorities, businesses and the research community
Story Corner 1 | Can nature-based solutions deliver what we hope for? Looking at what has been done in cities and ways of assessing nature-based solutions
Nature4Cities Flóra Szkordilisz MUTK Hungarian Urban Knowledge Centre, and NATURVATION Attila Katona Central European University | Introduction of three NATURVATION case studies from Hungary, and the application of the Nature4Cities nature-based solutions indicator catalogue to help assess their impact
Story Corner 2 | What can we do better in implementing nature-based solutions? Reflections and recommendations from work so far
EKLIPSE Dr Mihai-Răzvan Niță University of Bucharest and Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, and GreeninUrbs Dr Carlo Calfapietra Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF), National Research Council (CNR) | Lessons learnt from studying and implementing nature-based solutions across Europe.
Story Corner 3 | Off to new adventures! Exploring the next generation of European nature-based solutions projects
CONNECTING Nature Dr Marcus Collier Trinity College Dublin and TURAS Mobile Green Living Room, and Lilit Khachatryan Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies Armenia | Eleven cities taking the lead in developing and implementing nature-based solutions with the support of researchers.
Story Corner 4 | How can we make nature-based solutions happen? Cities, businesses and researchers share their way of realising nature-based solutions together
ICLEI Europe Holger Robrecht Deputy Regional Director and Alice Reil Climate Resilience Team |Opportunities and challenges of joining forces to find and implement the ‘right’ nature-based solutions locally.
Story Corner 5 | Wellbeing in cities through nature-based solutions: is it possible to improve? Is it possible to measure?
4.00 Session 5 | Emerging Markets and Industry Speed Dating
4.00 – 4.15 | Keynote introduction to markets, trends in green infrastructure Manfred Peritsch, IMG Innovation-Management-Group GmbH
4.20 – 4.40 | 120-second Industry Pitches on the main stage
Day 1 Evening Programme
6.00 | EUGIC 2017 BUDAPEST Press Conference
Presentation of recent work including the Sea Heroes Garden by Daniel Jauslin, DGJ Landscapes, EUGIC 2015 Vienna Award Winner
Day 2 Thursday 30 November
9.00 Session 7 | Introduction to Day 2 | Keynote presentation
Dusty Gedge President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations, Co-founder and Director of Livingroofs.org | A vision for greener cities in Europe
9.30 Session 8 | Cities: Where are they and where do they want to be?
London – Peter Massini Green Infrastructure Leader, Greater London Authority | London’s Green Infrastructure Strategy
Paris – Marc Barra Ecologist, Natureparif | Urban ecology mission
Budapest – Prof Kinga Szilágyi and Zsombor Tatai Budapest City Planning Department | Urban Green Infrastructure Development Concept – towards a GREEN BUDAPEST
Wroclaw – Małgorzata Bartyna-Zielińska Wroclaw City Gardener and urban planner | The role of the City Gardener in promoting and implementing nature-based solutions in Wroclaw
Vienna – Jürgen Preiss City of Vienna EnvironmentalProtection Department | Vienna’s Urban Heat Islands Strategy Plan and its implementation
11.30 Session 9 | Delivering Nature in Cities
Dominic Regester Salzburg Global Seminar IUCN Partner | The Parks for Planet Program: health benefits especially for children
Rostislav Dvořák LIKO-S a.s. | Let’s cool the earth and make cities a place for nature
Dr Gyongyver Kadas The Kadas Green Roof Ecology Research Center | Biodiversity on London’s green roofs
Péter Dezsenyi Deep Forest Landscape, Hungary | Green infrastructure and multinationals – private UGI investment in urban biodiversity
Anna Waibel Municipality of Vorarlberg, Austrian Institute of Ecology | Nature diversity in the municipality – a prizewinning programme by the state of Vorarlberg, Austria
12.30 Session 10 | Pecha Kucha | Introduction to the Story Corner afternoon workshops
2.00 Session 11A | Story Corner 1 City-Scale Projects and Tools
Nature-based solutions for cities – green roofs, walls and rain gardens, street trees, permeable surfaces SUDS, swales and more! Short panel presentations followed by detailed discussions.
Prof Dr Manfred Köhler President of the World Green Infrastructure Network, University of Neubrandenburg | Berlin as a case study of green roof projects and policies in Germany
Erich Steiner Landscape Architect, Swiss Green Infrastructure Association | The new Swiss Spatial Planning Act and its impact on urban greenery
Paulo Palha, Beatriz Castiglione ACVN Portugal Green Roof Association | Urban green infrastructure in Porto – the Fifth Façade Project
Doris Schnepf Green4Cities | The City Green Pass
Kelai Diebel Architect | UPFARMING – The Aims of Building Integrated Agriculture
2.00 Session 11B | Story Corner 2 Mapping and Evaluation of Urban Green Infrastructure
Valuing urban green infrastructure – green infrastructure assets and audits, quality control, assessment, evaluation and project certification.
Prof Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak Head of the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental & Life Sciences | The green infrastructure network project in Wrocław Functional Area – first steps to implementation
Prof Rosi Stangl BOKU University of Life Sciences Vienna | Urbane GmbA – Urban green space potential in the Viennese building stock – a pilot assessment study
Joost de Gier Sempergreen Netherlands | Green roofs and biodiversity – the results of scientific research
Panos Fetsis LIFE Programme Communications Team | LIFE Urban-Adapt – testing climate adaptation measures for the City of Rotterdam
2.45 Session 12 | Story Corner 3 – Neighbourhoods, Nature & Community
Communities working together for healthy, resilient neighbourhoods, community-led local planning and design, creating productive living and working spaces for cities
John Little Grass Roof Company | Designing brownfield landscapes and bugs back into urban space
Dr Leila Tolderlund College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver USA | Involving unlike stakeholders to enable innovation in green infrastructure design
Dr Bente Knoll B-NK GmbH Consultancy for Sustainable Competence, Austria | Green infrastructure at school requires communication. Setting up engagement processes at two schools in Vienna – first experiences
Helen Taylor Hosta Consulting, UK | Urban green infrastructure progress since EUGIC 2015 Vienna
Chris Bridgman Bridgman & Bridgman | A landscape contractor’s perspective of delivering green infrastructure in the UK
Kinga Lewicka LIFE RADOMKLIMA-PL | Adaptation to climate change through sustainable water management supported by implementation of green infrastructure
3.45 Session 13 | Story Corner 4 – Neighbourhoods, Nature & Community
Sven Schulz Business & Biodiversity, Global Nature Fund | Benefits of biodiversity-oriented design of business premises – a chance for local authorities and urban areas?
David Naismith WWT Connsulting Ltd | The WWT’s SUDS for Schools programme
David Mulholland Mullholland Consultants | Heathrow Terminal Five – a green interchange
Monika Kotulak CEEweb for Biodiversity | CEEweb Natura 2000 urban nature-based solution projects
Esther Blaimschein and Simone Rongitsch k.a.r.l.s concept, Austria | Creating productive living spaces for cities
4.30 Session 14 | World Cafe Synthesis – gathering the threads and creating a green tapestry
Group discussions and feedback in the main hall: What are the key urban green infrastructure successes? What challenges still remain? What key themes have emerged from EUGIC 2017?
EUGIC 2017 Budapest Statement – Conference Declaration