Improving Air Quality in Cities through Social Inclusion and Nature Based Solutions
The latest Covid 19 pandemic has stressed the relationship between air polluted urban areas and health/wellbeing. On top of this, it has demonstrated that a pandemic is not a social leveler but stresses the impact of social inequalities in cities. The paradigm between air pollution, diversity, social inequalities, and cities is a challenge that needs immediate action.
DivAirCity is a project that “recognizes, accepts and celebrates differences” in cities and turns them into a true value to address the emergency of air pollution and climate change.
It shifts the urban paradigm by valuing human diversity as a resource to define new services/models towards cultural-driven green cities. The project focuses on the nexus between people, places, peace, economic growth, and its impact on air quality and decarbonization.
DivAirCity addresses the equation of social inequality, health conditions and air pollution in cities. It involves 26 EU organisations and 68 external stakeholders from all five continents and creates replicable pilots starting from 5 EU cities:
Aarhus (DK), Bucharest (RO), Castellon (ES), Orvieto (IT), Potsdam (D).
- Inclusive Data
- Empowering Citizens
- Smart Cities Contracts
- Knowledge Transfer
Project partners, funding and time horizon
DivAirCity lists 26 partners at 10 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, UK
It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under grant agreement N. 101003799, within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals, valuing diversity and social inclusion to achieve innovative, creative, culture- driven, green and carbon neutral urban society.
Starting Day: 01/09/2021
Duration in months: 48