Green4Cities – the international green infrastructure competence centre based in Vienna
Green4Cities creates concepts which can help to guide the sustainable advancement of smarter cities, with a focus on improved quality of life and resilience to climate change
- May 18, 2018 09:30
- Olya Georgieva
The role of a green infrastructure competence centre is to develop and realise concepts, ideas and solutions for green visions in the area of technical research and development. Green4Cities was founded as a spinoff from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, and takes advantage of vast experience in urban green infrastructure research and development, to offer consultation in the area of planning and vegetation technology, and to provide detailed certification services on the effects of green infrastructure on cities.
The organisation makes the case that nature-based solutions and the inclusion of green spaces within the urban environment are vital to the development of smart cities, and could help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve quality of life. Among the centre’s achievements include the GREENPASS method, which expands current world-leading micro-climatic simulation software to advise every stage of urban planning and architecture, combined with resource indicators, which help to optimise effects and costs, making city development more efficient.
Source: Government Europa