Billy the Tri is a venerable old work horse who is used in the district of Nantes Nord to raise awareness about recycling among local children. He is owned by a local association that organises regular walk throughs of housing estates in the area of Nantes Nord, followed by groups of school children who are taught about the keeping their neighbourhoods litter-free, and the benefits of recycling. A very popular programme, socially, environmentally, and economically.
31 May 2019: Pupils from the Corujeira School in URBiNAT Frontrunner city of Porto will be taking part in a day of design workshops, mapping and other interactive actives as part of kick-off events for the creation of an NBS-based Healthy Corridor.
Høje-Taastrup — March 22, 2019
Launched in the summer of 2018, the URBiNAT project is focused on the regeneration and integration of economically deprived social housing districts in seven pilot cities across Europe, from Porto in northern Portugal to Høje Taastrup near Copenhagen, to the historic city of Siena in Italy, and to the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Between 2018 and 2023, residents in each city will be called on to take part in the co-design, co-construction and, ultimately, the co-evaluation of locally inspired and/or adapted Nature-Based Solutions.
Members of the URBiNAT Consortium met in Sofia, from 23 to 25 January, for a series of meetings with city authorities and exchanges with citizens of the district of Nadezhda, as part of the first phase of the implementation of a Healthy Corridor.