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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Seeds of change

20 March 2019

By Kirsty MacCaulay

Enfield's position on the periphery of London means it is uniquely placed to lead on good sustainability practice; mitigating flood risk, cr…

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Making the business case for Blue Green Infrastructure through Social Innovation and city to city learning at IFoU

11 December 2018

During the th International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), BEGIN will host a panel discussion relating to the topics Climate Resilience Governance and Planning and Community Resilience. Led by the c…

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The holy trinity of Sint-Anneke Plage

19 November 2018

Every once in a while, the pieces just fall into place. Several challenges you’ve been struggling with all of a sudden appear to be compatible and their increasing overlap makes it seem like it was p…

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Inspiring outcomes of the Ghent Summer School

09 October 2018

At the beginning of September, sixteen participants from different countries worked for a week on the challenge of designing green axes in Ghent. Green axes are the connecting elements within a city-…

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BEGIN partners visiting pilots in Kent and Enfield

09 October 2018

In September, BEGIN partners have visited Enfield and Kent to see their pilot projects of how they manage surface water flooding, reduce the impact of climate change and create attractive spaces for …

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Using drones for the Shipley Canal Road Corridor pilot in Bradford Council

13 September 2018

As part of the BEGIN project, Bradford Council is running a pilot in the area. Bradford is looking at different key aspects is this area related to blue green infrastru…

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International Summer School 'Green Climate Axes in Ghent'

31 July 2018

During a nine-day summer school (27 August – 4 September 2018), students will explore the design challenge for a number of green climate axes in Ghent. This exploration will cover different scales (a…

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