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 Socio-ecological reshaping of European Cities
and Metropolitan Areas

 Constructive Advanced Thinking (CAT) 

With our early-career network we address pressing societal challenges of living and ecology in urban agglomerations. 

Societies in European cities are faced with environmental problems related to the quality of air and water, biodiversity loss, and advancing climate change, but at the same time need to tackle social-economic issues such as social cohesion and justice or the need to develop sustainable economic and mobility systems. All these challenges place complex demands on the use and functionality of urban space and infrastructures. Nature-based Solutions (NbS), such as Green Infrastructures (GI), are expected to play a major role in solving these issues through a redefinition and amplification of its functionality in urban areas.

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