Green Blue Cities

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Project Description

Green/Blue Infrastructure for Sustainable, Attractive Cities

The objective of this project is to take a potential future problem and turn it into an opportunity: this project seeks to develop the knowledge and tools required to take urban storm water, a destructive force, and turn it into a productive force. The project will do this in a way which is robust, and works synergistically with multifunctional green infrastructure. By doing this we will address important future changes in dynamic urban areas, such as those posed by climate change. The project’s work will be conducted in Urban Living Labs, where citizens, practitioners, key decision makers, and researchers will be brought together to jointly develop innovative solutions for storm water management. The main Urban Living Lab is in Kiruna, Sweden. The entire city of Kiruna is being relocated, which provides a fantastic opportunity for the implementation of innovative solutions. In addition to Kiruna, other parts of this project will take place in Zwolle, the Netherlands; and Innsbruck, Austria. All three living labs offer unique opportunities to create innovative solutions to the problems of storm water runoff.

Contact persons

Dr. Godecke Blecken
Luleå University of Technology (SE)
T: +46 (0)920 491394


Delft University of Technology (NL)

Luleå University of Technology (SE)

University of Innsbruck (AT)

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