Systemic Integration of Transformative Technical and Nature-based Solutions to Improve Climate Neutrality of European Cities and Regions and tackle Climate Change

URBREATH is about reimagining urban living, where concrete jungles give way to lush green havens. By weaving nature into the fabric of our cities, from expansive green roofs to vibrant urban forests and thriving wetlands, we aim to combat the urban heat island effect, mitigate flood risks, and purify our air. But URBREATH goes beyond just planting trees and creating green spaces. It’s a synergistic blend of nature’s wisdom and cutting-edge technology.

Through the engagement of local communities, the utilisation of Local Digital Twins, and the application of AI technologies, URBREATH is setting the stage for a new era of urban planning. A collaborative effort involving leading researchers, urban planners, policymakers, and tech innovators, this project seeks to harness the full potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) across diverse climate zones, each facing unique climate challenges. By doing so, URBREATH not only aims to make our cities more livable and inclusive but also sets a blueprint for how urban areas can be at the heart of combating climate change, turning our greatest vulnerability into our strongest defense.

The project brings together a consortium of 37 partnering organisations, from 12 countries, which will all work under the experienced lead of The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness (Belgium).

The extended list of the consortium members includes:

  • RTOs and Universities: Polytechnic University of Milan, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, University of Stuttgart, Tallinn University of Technology, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, VITO, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  • Public Agencies: Digital Flanders Agency
  • Large Enterprises: Engineering, Municipia, Deda Next, South Pole,
  • Small and Medium Enterprises: Athens Technology Center, virtualcitySYSTEM, Urbasofia, Diadikasia Business Consultants, Latitudo 40, Telesto, EXUS Software, Traza, Dark Matters Lab
  • Non-profit Organisations and Networks: Open and Agile Smart Cities, Climate Alliance, Climate Research Foundation, Basurama, BLOXHUB
  • Frontrunner Cities:  Madrid, Leuven, Tallinn, Cluj-Napoca
  • Follower Cities: Parma, Athens, Aarhus, Kajaani, Pilsen

ATC will be engaged in the technical activities of the project and will be leading the Dissemination tasks.

The URBREATH project is co-funded by the European Union under grant agreement ID 101139711. It started in January 2024 and will last for 48 months.

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