Transitioning towards urban resilience and sustainability

TURAS is a research project that develops visions, feasible strategies, spatial scenarios and guidance to help cities address the urgent challenges of climate change adaptation, mitigation and natural resource shortages. The project brings together 11 local authorities, 9 leading academic institutions and 8 SMEs. It delves into themes such as green infrastructure, flood management, the revival of vacant spaces, locally-based economic models and urban sprawl patterns.

Climate Alliance acts as a link to the municipal level by supporting local authority partners in disseminating project results to other local authorities. With the knowledge gained in this project, elements for an integrated municipal transition are to be elaborated, an outcome that will benefit Climate Alliance members seeking to develop their own transition strategies.

Project funding period:
November 2011 – October 2016
via the FP7 Programme (EU)

Want to learn more? Contact Svenja Schuchmann at s.schuchmann(at)climatealliance.org