Urbangaia (EVINBO)

Project Details


UrbanGaia will contribute to the ecological and social-economic knowledge base by disentangling critical features of Green-Blue Infrastructures (GBIs). The project will provide tools for guiding their evaluation, establishment and management.

The project applies an innovative two-way approach of scientific mobilisation and spatial data mobilisation on the one hand, and on the other the transdisciplinary project guidance by GBI stakeholders and supported by citizen science applications. UrbanGaia explicitly focusses on analysis of ecological and socio-economic features of the many existing GBIs within a place-based and socio-ecological research framework.

The project consists of three main approaches which converge in a transdisciplinary analysis of GBI performance: ecological science, political-economic analysis and stakeholder co-creation. These strands are connected in a highly collaborative work plan among four partners and in four diverse European cities, a configuration which guarantees a thorough in-depth analysis. UrbanGaia will advance the scientific frontiers concerning new insights, methodologies and actionable tools for sustainable urban landscape management and its underpinning by ecological quality and biodiversity.
Effective start/end date1/03/1728/02/21

Thematic list

  • (Peri-)urban areas

Thematic List 2020

  • Climate
  • Nature & society