Friends and Supporters of the EFB
WGIN – the World Green Infrastructure Network
Since 2009, the non-for-profit umbrella association WGIN has expanded globally to now represent 22 National Associations and has held ten World Green Infrastructure Congresses (WGIC). WGIN has established supportive working research committees and has an active enthusiastic board of directors representing eleven nations. Primary driver is passion and a strong united belief that our world can be developed progressively with innovation however there needs to be a balance; a respect and a synergy with NATURE. The transition from ‘grey to green infrastructure’ for building and urban design is what drives our efforts as a collaborative global network because “vegetation makes it possible”!
The SoGreen Movement stands for the green of nature. The living green of plants and trees, flowers and shrubs. The living green of you and my environment, of our society. We are aiming for worldwide Living Green in which we as a society provide warmth and safety, in a social environment that creates supportive environmental factors that receive people and give them resilience. SoGreen Movement actively takes up our individual and collective responsibility to make this world a healthy prosperous Living Green for everyone. The network currently consists of ELCA, EFB, EILO, ENA, and IOB.
AIPH – International Association of Horticultural Producers
AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers and the world’s champion for the power of plants, has, since 1948, united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. Through our Green City Programme, we lead global thinking on the successful integration of nature into the built environment, promote the essential role of plants in creating vibrant urban areas, and aim to develop an international standard for green cities as well as being a focal point for green city best practice and a source of expertise.
WUP – World Parks Academy
World Urban Parks is the organisation to go to for international advice, support and getting connected with urban parks, open space and recreation issues, people and activity. WUP combines the experience of its members and partners with opportunities to help build urban parks leadership and bring about significant improvements in cities where rapid urbanisation is occurring. It emerged first as the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration
(IFPRA) at the first international Congress of the Institute of Parks Administration in London in 1957.
H2020 project metabuilding
METABUILDING is an innovation ecosystem.
The members of METABUILDING bring opportunities and innovation to the built environment sector. METABUILDING’s focus is connecting stakeholders (small-medium enterprise’s to public bodies and large companies) from different sectors in order to create an integrated value chain.
The METABUILDING platform is the digital backbone.
The METABUILDING platform consists of several digital tools and services that help SME’s and other stakeholders engage in successful innovation. In this platform you will find services and information that will assist you in finding existing innovative technologies ready to deployed or project partners seeking collaboration on new exciting projects.
H2020 project consortium proGIreg
ProGIreg uses nature for urban regeneration with and for citizens! The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and will run from June 2018 until 2023. ProGIreg stands for ‘productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration’: nature for renewal. As front-runner cities, Dortmund (Germany), Turin (Italy), Zagreb (Croatia) and Ningbo (China) host Living Labs in post-industrial districts where nature-based solutions are developed, tested and implemented. Global cities working together: Cascais (Portugal), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Piraeus (Greece) and Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) closely follow the progress in the Living Labs and engage in city-to-city exchange to replicate the nature-based solutions. EFB is very proud to engage itself as partner of the project.
H2020 project Nature4Cities
Nature4Cities is a H2020 EU-funded project, creating a comprehensive reference Platform for Nature Based Solutions (NBS), offering technical solutions, methods and tools to empower urban planning decision making. This will help addressing the contemporary environmental, social and economic challenges that face European Cities. We will bring Nature back into innovation, planning and their implementation. This new governance implies new collaborative models driven by citizens, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders, utilizing co-creation processes and sharing of Best Practice. Thus, the goal for implementation Projects is a positive balance between economic, environmental and societal benefits and costs. EFB is very proud to be able to supply Nature4Cities project on demand with pan-European expertise und greening buildings.
Livingroofs.org is an independent organisation set up by Dusty Gedge in 2002 to promote green roofs and living walls in urban areas in the UK and around the world. The organisation has been a member of the EFB from 2006 until 2020 as the UK representative. In 2020 the Green Roof Orgnaisation (gro) was founded and became offical EFB member. Dusty Gedge is the current president of the EFB, an office he has held since 2008.
Livingroofs.org is a rich resource providing news, analysis and in-depth research into the latest innovations in green roof and wall technology and developments in the industry, from contractors and suppliers to large-scale developers.