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City Blues

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.1 Sustainable waters
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
November 2023 - October 2026

City Blues

In the project City Blues, cities develop plans for their urban waters and green areas to better respond to the negative effects of climate change, like floods and pollution, and create liveable areas for people at the same time.
Project summary

The key challenge addressed by this project is the increasing pressure of urbanisation in growing cities which make city rivers and streams with their water basins vulnerable for the effects of climate change, such as flooding due to increased rainfall, erosion of the stream banks during high flows, and pollution from the storm water runoff and from surrounding land use. The overall project aim is to support adaptation to negative effects of climate change and to improve green and blue infrastructure of densifying cities through integrated nature-based solutions (NBS) for urban flooding and stormwater management. Furthermore, the goal is to make the living environment for the inhabitants more inclusive, healthy, and attractive. In the development of NBS, the project builds on the watershed approach allowing a clear geographical and hydrological definition of an area to be managed, as well as on a strong focus on stakeholder engagement. Applying NBS for watersheds will help us to be better able to prepare for the multiple challenges posed by climate change and city densification, e.g. the increasing amount of stormwater, heat island effect and biodiversity loss. In the project, partner cities will create a joint operational model for the development of NBS for resilient urban watersheds. The operational model will be piloted in each partner city for developing, monitoring and maintaining NBS at a selected water basin with participatory approach for stakeholder engagement.

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Budgets

City Blues
in numbers.
  • 2.95
    Million
    Total
  • 2.01
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.22
    Million
    Norway
Henrietta Soininen
45 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 5 Pilotactivities 17 Organisationsin the project

City Blues
in numbers.

  • 61.500397123.7601795
  • 55.5982502513.007463506209552
  • 58.379894726.7224985
  • 58.93746095.697361
  • 52.491545913.300957
  • 59.394974124.66761888709302
  • 56.149627810.2134046
Lead partnerCity of Tampere
  • Town
    Tampere
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Pirkanmaa
Total partner budget
598,500.00
City of Malmö
  • Town
    Malmö
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Skåne län
Total partner budget
373,650.00
City of Tartu
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
499,610.00
University of Stavanger
  • Town
    Stavanger
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Agder
Total partner budget
437,330.00
Berlin Centre of Competence for Water gGmbH
  • Town
    Berlin
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Berlin
Total partner budget
416,870.00
Tallinn University of Technology
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
228,480.00
Aarhus Municipality
  • Town
    Aarhus
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Østjylland
Total partner budget
399,450.00

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04-05
June
Transnational workshop in Tartu
Project: City Blues
Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
04. - 05. June 2024
00:00 - 23:59 (EEST)
    30-31
    January
    City Blues Kick-off Meeting
    Project: City Blues
    Physical Meeting
    30. - 31. January 2024
    09:00 - 12:30 (EET)