NEXT LEVEL 2021: a 1-day celebration of nature-based solutions

15 September 2021

The climate crisis is impacting cities and communities across the globe. As extreme weather events become increasingly frequent, cities must work together to find effective nature-based solutions (N…

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As seen on TV – Bradford’s now famous tree projects

27 January 2021

Bradford's tree project was featured on primetime UK television last month! The project featured on BBC's Countryfile as part of a much bigger plan by Bradford Council and its partners to plant more t…

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Bradford pocket park on its way!

30 October 2020

Work has started on a new community play area which will be situated near to the Scotchman Road Allotments in the Toller Ward of Bradford.

Bradford Council’s Landscape Design and Conservation te…

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BEYOND 2020: Gothenburg to present BEGIN's innovative approach

28 October 2020

Partner city Gothenburg will present BEGIN's innovative approach to BGI implementation at the next month's digital conference BEYOND 2020.

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BEGIN pilot site shortlisted for a Susdrain Award

06 July 2020

Enfield's Broomfield Park Wetlands has been shortlisted for a Susdrain Award. CIRIA's second bi-annual susdrain SuDS Awards will be held online this year with a virtual and more energetic format. This…

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New initiative in Bergen: Stream Reopening in Fyllingsdalen

12 May 2020

The City of Bergen is now planning to reopen several waterways where the water currently flows underground. 

The reopening of the canal in is already underway and now the city is in…

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A glimpse into the future: Mindemyren in 2022

13 February 2020

The Mindemyren area of Bergen will undergo a huge transformation over the next two years, turning the heavily trafficked grey area into a green urban space for citizens to enjoy. For a glimpse into it…

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Open-source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping and modelling BGI

04 February 2020

On January 23rd, Kent C.C. in Maidstone, UK, hosted a workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how this can aid the scoping and delivery of BGI. The idea for a GIS City2City workshop emerg…

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BEGIN partners meet to present blue-green development of Norwegian district

13 May 2019

On the 15th and 16th of May, BEGIN project partners will attend a meeting in Bergen. It will be opened by Anna Elisa Tryti, Bergen’s councilwoman for urban development, at Vestlandet Høgskulen, Inn…

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Development of a new borough

03 April 2019

At the City Architect’s office, the area of Mindemyren is being developed as a building set. Mindemyren is a large and challenging urban development area on the outskirts of Bergen city centre. An ar…

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