Investigating a greener future for the borough
The council is taking part in a European-wide initiative that brings urban communities and businesses together with local authorities and researchers to collaborate on practical new solutions for more sustainable and resilient European cities.
The TURaS Project brings together decision makers in local authorities with SMEs and academics to respond to the efforts of city communities. Eleven local authorities or local development agencies are involved as project partners who will direct research and development from the outset towards the most significant sustainability and resilience challenges facing their cities. Nine leading academic research institutions and eight SMEs will work with these public sector bodies helping them to reduce their urban ecological footprint through proposing new visions, strategies, spatial scenarios and guidance tools to help cities address these challenges. Over the five year duration of the project, the feasibility of these new approaches will be examined and results compared between participating cities. A final set of strategies and tools will be then be produced for demonstration, dissemination and exploitation in other European cities.
For more information visit: www.turas-cities.org