The following Posters were accepted for EUGIC 2017 Budapest as a ‘long list’, and entered for the Awards, on display in Budapest, with presenters available to discuss their projects.

Three winners were selected by the EUGIC 2017 Jury and announced on the evening of Day 1 29 November at the EUGIC 2017 Awards Ceremony and Evening Reception, along with the 7th Green-Go Short Film Awards, with a VIP presentation from Laura Gatti, multi-award-winning Landscape Architect (Bosco Verticale, Nanjing Vertical Forest).

View the three winners here

001 | Innovative sustainable urban rainwater harvesting systems in Hornsgatan, Stockholm








Presenter: Dr Lina Suleiman, Researcher, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

Co-presenter: Björn Embrén, Tree Officer Street Department, City of Stockholm

Description: The transition toward sustainable urban rainwater harvesting systems (URHs) is widely acknowledged but has been remarkably slow. However, such transition comes about from the backdoor of greening projects for urban rehabilitation. This Poster shows the results of an implemented project and its research in Hornsgatan, Stockholm.

Keywords: Urban rain, innovative green infrastructure, window of opportunity, agency, Stockholm

Partners: City of Stockholm




002 | Green Infrastructure: What’s the real value for cities?









Presenter: Dr Cristina Matos Silva, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University

Co-Presenters: Dr Carlos Oliveira Cruz, Inês Teotónio, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University Description: Overcoming the limitations to the growth of green infrastructure worldwide. Ongoing research to determine the real economic value of green roofs and walls, as an enhanced cost-benefit analysis

Keywords: Green roofs/walls; Cost-benefit analysis; Benefits quantification/monetisation; Uncertainty; Demonstration projects

Partners: CERIS research center



003 | Scottish Green Infrastructure Fund








Presenter: Martin Faulkner, Green Infrastructure Project and Funding Officer, Scottish Natural Heritage

Description: Scottish Natural Heritage leads on the Scottish Government’s Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention (GISI), part of the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme.

Keywords: Scotland, multiple deprivation, ERDF, multifunction

Partners: Glasgow City Council, Aberdeen CC, National Health Service Grampian, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Scottish Canals, Southside Housing Association




004 | Testing plants in a textile-based system for vertical greening








Presenter: Maren Stollberg, PhD Research Assistant, Centre for Landscape Architecture and Urban Greening, Geisenheim University

Co-presenter: Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen

Description: The aim is to test plants on their suitability to get high plant diversity and an all-season plant picture for vertical greening. Different plants, methods and light requirements were chosen. Greening the experimental walls outdoors followed pre-growth in the greenhouse.

Keywords: Plant use, plant diversity, wall fixed, research, textile-based system



005 | URBAN GreenUP – new strategy for re-naturing cities through nature-based solutions








Presenter: Raúl Sánchez, URBAN GreenUP Project Coordinator, Fundación CARTIF

Co-presenters: Jose Fermoso, Nuria García, Laura Pablos, CARTIF and Jesús Gómez, Alicia Villazán, Valladolid City Council (Spain); Paul Nolan, The Mersey Forest, Juliet Staples, Christine Darbyshire, Liverpool City Council, Rob Marrs, Sara Clement, University of Liverpool (UK); Didem Yaygel, Izmir, Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Baha Kuban, Demirenerji, Koray Valibeyoglu, Iyte, Serif Hepcan, Ege University (Turkey)

Description: URBAN GreenUP demonstrates innovative methods to re-nature cities through NBS interventions, with new technologies towards the adaptation of cities to climate change

Keywords: Nature-based solutions, re-naturing cities, green infrastructure, urban plans, replication

Partners: Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK), Izmir (Turkey), Mantova (Italy), Ludwigsburg (Germany), Medellín (Colombia), Chengdu (China), Binh Dinh (Vietnam)




006 | The convertible green roof








Presenter: Chris Bridgman, Director, Bridgman & Bridgman

Description: Bridgman & Bridgman installed the first fully removable green roof in the UK on a flood water pumping station in Hull, which prevents the City and 17,000 homes from flooding

Keywords: UK’s first removable green roof

Partners: Black & Veatch, Arup, Optigreen




007 | Plug&Green








Presenter: Andrea Redi, CEO, AiR Architecture initiates Regeneration, Co-operation GS Architects

Co-presenters: Heinz Ferk, Laboratory of Building Science, Graz University of Technology

Description: Plug&Green is an active urban surface to be implemented in urban housing façades in Graz, Austria. Plug&Green provides quick, low-cost, 3D-printed concrete structures planted with e.g. evergreen honeysuckle to reduce particulate matter and heat in urban hotspots. The ‘active surface’ being tested and assessed is the basis for further development

Keywords: Active urban surface, 3D-printed concrete structure, green façade, regenerative architecture, sustainable system

Partners: Co-operation GS Architects, Danjiela Gojic, Brigitte Spurej, Heinz Zehetner, Aron Mader, Laboratory of Building Science, Graz University of Technology, Heinz Ferk, Daniel Rüdisser, Barbara Wessely, BAUMIT, Eduard Leichtfried




008 | intelligent Living Growing room








Presenter: Suan Ho-Dinh, Director, Suan Ltd

Co-presenter: David Padadac, The Botohouse

Description: intelligent Living and Growing room (iLG room) is a ‘sun-room’, aiming primarily to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetable varieties for urban communities during all four seasons

Keywords: Food growing, lighting design, permaculture, hydroponics, smart temperature control




009 | Large-scale lightweight moss roof, Meilahti, Helsinki





Presenter: Juhamatti Niemi-Kapee, PhD student, University of Helsinki

Description: We tested an ultra-light moss cover – specifically the optimal composition of substrate and succession of mosses. This knowledge helps us build green roofs in places that have been so far unreachable

Keywords: Moss roof, lightweight, large-scale, substrate composition, moss species diversity

Partners: University of Helsinki




010 | Green infrastructure network, Wrocław Functional Area – the first step to implementation










Presenter: Prof Dr Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak, Landscape Architect, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences

Co-presenters: Justyna Rubaszek PhD, Jurek Potyrała PhD, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences

Description: The poster presents the project of the green infrastructure network in the Wrocław Functional Area: the main idea of the system and its structure

Keywords: Green infrastructure, regional scale, project, Wrocław Functional Area, Poland

Partners: City of Wroclaw, and Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences





011 | Garden City Drewitz goes to Kikwajuni Zanzibar: transferring participative approaches in urban development planning








Presenter: Dr Torsten Lipp, Scientist, Institute of Earth Science and Environmental Landscape Management, University of Potsdam

Description: Garden City Drewitz is a prize-winning urban development project in Potsdam, Germany. We transferred participative approaches to the Kikwajuni quarter in Zanzibar, which is a twin town to Potsdam

Keywords: Urban development, participation, urban green space, climate change

Partners: City of Potsdam, Germany and City of Zanzibar, Tanzania











Presenter: Kelai Diebel, Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt University Berlin

Description: Working to create a knowledge basis to lift the barriers of urban farming proliferation, to help urban agriculture become a tool to help access to food and green spaces

Partners: IOP, Bhubaneswar; UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata; Department of Environmental Science, Calcutta University, Kolkata; Department of Material Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK




013 | Social perception of the rehabilitation of green infrastructures in coastal municipalities








Presenter: Dr Míriam Villares, Researcher, ETS d’Enginyers de Camins Canals i Ports, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Description: Rehabilitation of green infrastructures in coastal municipalities. Renaturalization of seafronts. Social perception analysis. Design of public spaces with green elements

Keywords: Rehabilitation with green infrastructures, renaturalization, seafronts, social perception, climate change

Partners: MINECO




014 | Present and future green in Košice








Presenter: Zuzana Poorova, Assistant professor, architect, Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Co-presenter: Zuzana Vranayova, Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Description: Exploring implementation of green roofs on housing estates in Košice, to retain water, calculate the amount of retained water and possible uses of this water. Košice city straddles the Hornád River, Abov region, in eastern Slovakia near the border with Hungary,Ukraine and Poland at the intersection of historic trade routes

Keywords: Traditional roof, green roof, climate change, rainwater retention, urbanism

Partners: Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Civil Engineering



015 | Measuring plant gas exchange as a tool to select species for green walls








Presenter: Jacek Mojski, PhD student, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Falenty Poland

Co-presenters: Hazem M. Kalaji, ITP, Falenty and Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Stefan Pietkiewicz, Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Tatiana Swoczyna, Department of Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Horticulture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences; Ewelina Widelska, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, University of Life Sciences Lublin; Katarzyna Peywac, TWÓJ ŚWIAT

Description: The aim of the study was to select the most suitable plant species for outdoor vertical gardens growing in the Polish climate, on the basis of plant gas exchange measurements

Keywords: Vertical gardens, plants gas exchange, photosynthesis



016 | GROFIE Greenwall system





Presenter: Tamas Koltai, CEO-Biologist, Gourmet Garden Kft. Hungary

Co-presenter: Viktor Merker, GROFIE Greenwall system designer

Description: The GROFIE SYSTEM based on a changeable, modular, reusable and/or compostable plant container formed as plant capsule (horizontal use) or plant pocket (vertical use)

Keywords: PAAS, modular, compostable, optimized, design

Partners: Cubilog, Főkefe




017 | City administration and institutions of the City of Zagreb – synergies to strengthen urban biodiversity and Zagreb’s green infrastructure network








Presenter: Biljana Janev Hutinec, Director, Maksimir (Public institution)

Co-presenters: Stipe Tutiš, City Institute for the Conservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage; Davorka Maljković, Zoological Garden of Zagreb; Jurica Ambrožić, DVM, City office for agriculture and forestry

Description: The presentation includes activities that are jointly planned and implemented by city offices and institutions in the city of Zagreb with a view to develop green infrastructure and preserve and improve urban biodiversity

Keywords: City of Zagreb, urban biodiversity, green infrastructure, public awareness, EU funds

Partners: Zagreb City Institute for the Conservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Zagreb City office for agriculture and forestry, Zoological Garden of Zagreb, Public institution Maksimir



018 | Greening Aspang Street in Vienna








Presenter: Dr Betül Bretschneider, UrbanTransForm Research Consulting

Co-presenters: Prof. Azra Korjenic Vienna University of Technology, Department of Building Physics; Dr. Ulrike Pitha, Bernhard Scharf, BOKU Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction

Description: The Greening Aspang project has the target to provide a multi-disciplinary approach for realizing the transformation by developing innovative, easily transferable and cost-effective process models for both climate- and social-effective comprehensive greening

Keywords: Greening, participation, street regeneration, microclimate, urban traffic

Partners: Bernhard Scharf




019 | Butterfly Effect Park Krakow








Presenter: Katarzyna Opalka, Krakow City Landscape Architect, Municipal Greening Authority Krakow

Description: An extraordinary pocket park caused a chain reaction for positive change across the city. Planted with native wildflowers, trees, grasses and sedges for different insects, solar lighting imitating fireflies, play area on butterfly life cycles, creating nature habitat while improving wellbeing in the city and neighborhood. Krakow is now planning 10 more pocket parks next year

Keywords: Butterfly effect, pocket park, crowdfunding

Partners: City of Krakow Poland



020 | Harnessing vocational education to boost urban biodivercity








Presenter: Martin Bichler, Project manager Biodiver(c)ity, Landesschulrat für Tirol

Description: Biodiver©ity aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice. It’s an attempt to create urban green infrastructure, but also to provide more space for environmental education in vocational schools.

Keywords: Comprehensive environmental education, urban small scale habitat network

Partners: Tiroler Fachberufsschulen, Land Tirol, Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft, Stadt Innsbruck, Universität Innsbruck, Verein N.E.u.E.




021 | boxSCAPE











Presenter: Ivan Mustakov, landscape architect, Landscape Design Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria

Description: boxSCAPE is a modular solution which transforms and enriches open public spaces, promoting green infrastructure. Its flexibility allows an adaptive ecological solution, depending on the precise demands of the community

Keywords: Green infrastructure, modular system, transformation, container, solution




022 | Green infrastructure for Zaragoza







Presenter: Montserrat Hernandez Martín, Head of the Technical Unit on Forest Management, Zaragoza City Council

Co-presenter: Luis Manso de Zúñiga González, Head of the Environmental Conservation Unit, Zaragoza City Council

Description: Zaragoza LIFE Natural project has contributed to the promotion of green infrastructure in Zaragoza, developing several environmental initiatives, involving citizens and integrating environmental aspects into the urban planning strategy

Keywords: Green infrastructure, environmental connection, environmental restoration, urban planning, citizens

Partners: Zaragoza City Council




023 | Vertical Greening in Shanghai








Presenter: Trudy Maria Tertilt, Senior Policy Advisor, Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning

Co-presenters: Dong Nannan, associate professor of Collage of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University; Shi Hong, graduate student of Collage of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Description: The poster presents the research and practice of Shanghai vertical greening, which has become an important technological means to improve ecological and environmental conditions in this high-density metropolis

Keywords: Vertical greening, landscape, research, cases, Shanghai

Partners: Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning; Landscape Architecture, CAUP, Tongji University



024 | Perceived green spaces characteristics and earth observation-based mapping








Presenter: Gyula Kothencz, PhD candidate, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg Austria

Co-presenters: Florian Albrecht and Antonia Osberger, Geoinformatics Dept, University of Salzburg; Daniel Hölbling, Geoinformatics Dept, University of Salzburg and Spatial Services GmbH, Austria

Description: This poster describes a chain of methodologies that was developed to support urban planners to shape the future of urban green spaces according to green space visitors’ needs

Keywords: Urban green spaces, quality of life, visitor satisfaction, earth observation, green structures

Partners: Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg; Spatial Services GmbH, Austria



025 | The grünOase project: an integrated analysis and assessment of green city oases








Presenter: Florian Albrecht, Researcher, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Co-presenters: Antonia Osberger and Gyula Kothencz, Geoinformatics Dept, University of Salzburg; Daniel Hölbling, Geoinformatics Dept, University of Salzburg and Spatial Services GmbH, Austria; Klemens Pürmayr, Bernadette Dannerer, Martin Sigl and Verena Hitsch, allee42 landschaftsarchitekten GmbH

Description: We develop guidelines that rely on an integrated urban green assessment based on remote sensing data and in-situ questionnaire surveys to support sustainable planning of urban green infrastructure

Keywords: Urban green spaces, remote sensing, citizens’ perception, urban planning, guidelines

Partners: Geoinformatics Dept, University of Salzburg; Spatial Services GmbH, Austria; allee42 landschaftsarchitekten GmbH




026 | London Bridge Green Grid











Presenter: Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director, Team London Bridge

Description: In London Bridge, greenery, biodiversity and resilience to climate change is central to our vision of a world class, engaging and distinctive environment

Keywords: Design Business Placeshaping Multi-functional Partnership

Partners: Southwark Council, Greater London Authority, Ecology Consultancy, Green Infrastructure Consultancy, London Bridge City, Network Rail, Fair Community Housing, The Shard, Potters Fields Management Trust, Guy’s Hospital, Kings College London




027 | Developing a novel approach to the improvement of Yerevan green infrastructure








Presenter: Lilit Khachatryan, Junior Researcher, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia

Co-presenters: Ms. Hasmik Hovhannisyan, Ms. Gayane Nersisyan and Ms. Shushanik Asmaryan, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia

Description: The main goal of this research is to develop novel nature-based approaches to Yerevan green infrastructure in order to control and improve the ecosystem services

Keywords: Urban forest, urban greening, urban green infrastructure, ecosystem services, nature-based solutions

Partners: Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Armenia



028 | Structural soil: an alternative for better trees








Presenter: Henryk Kociel, PhD candidate, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences, Falenty Poland

Co-presenters: Hazem M. Kalaji, Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences; Marzena Suchocka, Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences; Żaneta Tuchowska, OGRÓD

Description: The aim of the work is to demonstrate the benefits of using structural substrates for existing and newly planted trees growing under urban environments

Keywords: Structural soil, urban trees, stress, habitat conditions, root system



029 | Influence of management and care on street tree performance







Presenter: Fran Poštenjak, CEO, Arboring sLtd

Description: Case study on state of city street trees in Jastrebarsko. Problem outline and suggestions in order to make population more sustainable, resilient and efficient in generation tree benefits

Keywords: Urban street trees management, arboriculture, urban forestry, tree benefits




030 | Floating Plants – Hydro Profi Line® Planter Systems








Presenter: Tobias Fürst, Head of Strategic Partnerships, G.K.R. Germany

Description: Modular, flexible, low-maintenance and water-saving intensive urban greening of all impervious surfaces now possible: Floating Plants with Hydro Profi Line®

Keywords: Intensive urban greening, floating plants, planter system, equipping buildings, impervious surfaces




031 | Urban green infrastructure as a nature-based solution in sustainable water management, Szeged, Hungary








Presenter: Dr. Ágnes Gulyás, Assistant Professor, University of Szeged, Dep. of Climatology and Landscape Ecology

Co-presenter: Ákos Kristóf Csete, PhD student, University of Szeged, Dep. of Climatology and Landscape Ecology

Description: The impact of green infrastructure on urban hydrological cycles can become more important in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. Green infrastructure can become an important element of modern urban planning as a nature based solution.

Keywords: Nature based solution, sustainable water management, hydrological modelling, UFORE-Hydro, urban planning



032 | Green INSTRUCT








Presenter: Carmen Zehetbauer, Project Manager, alchemia-nova GmbH

Description: Green INSTRUCT The prefabricated modular wall panel made from Construction and Demolition Waste incorporates Green Wall technology for the treatment of grey & storm water, improved acoustic and thermal performance

Keywords: CDW, green building, water treatment, green facade, water reuse

Partners: Brunel University London, Fundacion Cidetec, Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion, National Technical University of Athens, Center of Technology Research and Innovation Ltd., Exergy Ltd., alchemia-nova GmbH, Sviluppo Tecnologie e Ricerca per l´Edilizia sismicamente sicura ed ecosotenibile scarl, Universidade de Aveiro, Artia nano-engineering & consulting, NR-GIA Budownictwo SP ZOO, Collanti Concorde SRL, Cool Haven – Habitacoes modulares e ecosustentaveis SA, Acciona Construccion S.A.  Cities: Vienna, London, San Sebastian, Terrassa, Athens, Limassol, Coventry, Naples, Aveiro, Neo Psychiko, Lublin, Vittorio Veneto, Cantanhede, Alcobendas




033 | Nature4Cities Framework of key performance indicators for nature-based projects




Presenter: Florian Kraus, Green4Cities

Co-presenters: Flóra Szkordilisz and János Balázs Kocsis, MUTK; Javier Babí Almenar, LIST; Özge Yilmaz, EKO; Ryad Bouzouidja, AO; Marjorie Musy, CER; Noémi Kántor, Ágnes Gulyás, Attila Kovács and Márton Kiss, SZTE; Ders Csaba, Richárd Ongjerth and Emőke Kósa, MUTK; Benedetto Rugani, LIST; Katia Chancibault, Benoit Gauvreau, Thierry Lebeau and Béatrice Bechet, IFSTTA;, Ghozlane Fleury and Thierry Lebeau, UN; Patrice Cannavo, Pierre-Emmanuel Bournet, Etienne Chantoiseau, Véronique Beaujouan, Adelin Bulot, Hervé Daniel, Laure Beaudet, René Guenon and Gilles Galopin, AO; Emine Ferraro, ARG; Ufuk Kürkçü, AR; Jose Fermoso Domínguez and Laura Pablos López, CAR; María González Ortega, CARBeril Şenyurt and Duygu Başoğlu, EKO; Pauline Laïlle, P&C; Aitziber Egusquiza, TEC; Sonia Montané and Gonzalo Pinto, ACC; Margherita Pongiglione and Carlo Strazza, RHINA; Ramazan Sari and Sinem Akkocaoglu, METU; Eminegül Karababa, MET; Nicola Pisani, CLR; Marco Tiemann and Aida Azadegan, ILL; Emeline Muller and Laurent Cohen, TRS; Sylvia Breukers, DW; Mariska de Zeeuw, DW; Katia Rossetto, CM; Eylem Koçak, CAN; Bianka Hevizi, SZEG; Lara Vivas, AH; Doris Schnepf, Michela Theurer and Johannes Anschober, G4C; Luca Cotta Ramusino, R2M; Marc Lotteau and Germain Adell, NBK

Description: In this poster we present the framework of urban challenges and indicators which are of key importance in evaluating NBS projects

Keywords: Nature-based solutions, urban challenges, indicators

Partners: Green4Cities, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Ekodenge, Nobatek, Cerema