Project Details


Urban ReLeaf is an action-oriented mission to advance citizen-powered science as a central resource for inclusive urban green planningin support of local policy making, European strategies and monitoring systems (e.g., the Green Deal, Copernicus), and global effortssuch as the SDGs (e.g., Target 11.7) and GEOSS. The project will: (i) assess current urban greening policy processes within six Europeancities and co-create solutions that use citizen observations to complement existing data ecosystems and decision-making; (ii) supportthe validation and long-term inclusion of active and passive data from citizens for urban environmental monitoring within authoritativedata streams, including GEOSS & Copernicus; (iii) Mobilize and empower communities through widespread participation in issues ofpublic interest surrounding urban green infrastructure; (iv) develop a community of practice around topics related to the use of citizenobservations for urban planning to foster knowledge exchange and develop capacities across multiple sectors; (v) produce flexibleand innovative governance solutions to help scale-out inclusive urban green transitions in support of the European Green Deal andUN Sustainable Development Goals; and (iv) promote recognition, adoption and trust of citizen observations and other novel dataecosystems for environmental monitoring to trigger innovation within public institutions.
Effective start/end date1/01/2331/12/26


  • Visual arts - Culture
  • Democratic engagement and civic participation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Earth Observation / Services and applications
  • Remote Sensing Instruments / Sensors
  • Wearable technologies

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Climate change


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