The UBC SCC Commission Meeting
How does smart urban planning correlate with nature reserves and how can it influence storm water management? The discussion on urban development solutions in the framework of two projects will take place on the upcoming Commission Meeting of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission in the City of Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016.
One of the projects on the meeting’s agenda is NATURA 2000 initiative that focuses on protection and development of the most valuable and threatened nature sites in Europe. During the first day, the participants will visit this area in Jelgava and further discuss the environmental role of the NATURA 2000 network. The programme has plenty of time reserved for comments and peer review so that the attendants can share best practices, discuss common challenges and together look for suitable solutions in this field.
On the second day, the iWater project will be presented by the City of Turku: this project highlights Integrated Storm Water Management. It has been launched to solve one of the climate change challenges in the Baltic Sea Region – more frequent and intense storms and rainfall affecting the cities. The project’s approach to green urban infrastructure in the urban planning will be discussed with references to the examples from Jelgava and other UBC cities. Interactive group work follows the presentation to emphasize particular challenges and share best practices of the region.
The Sustainable Cities Commission warmly welcomes everyone willing to participate in the meeting.