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8 October 2019
CLEVER Cities Hamburg team takes part in district festival ‘Neugraben Erleben’
8 October 2019
On 8th September 2019, the Neugraben Center in Hamburg hosted the district festival ‘Neugraben Erleben’ with approx. 5000 visitors. The festival, whose title means 'Experience Neugraben', is held every year and brings out the district’s wide range of clubs, institutions and associations. Around 40 local groups typically contribute to the event, representing themselves and their activities in the area, giving an insight into the cultural and eventful diversity of the district.
The Hamburg Partner Team presented their work as part of CLEVER Cities at a public stand throughout the day. The team shared information on three key topics: a) the possibility of a façade or roof greening for interested private owners through CLEVER co-financing, b) the launch of an Sensafety App in the area, giving the possibility for local residents and visitors to evaluate their location or immediate neighborhood in terms of the perceptions of safety, taking into account factors such as vegetation, garbage, graffiti, vandalism, lighting etc., and c) revaluation of balconies and gardens to provide a habitat for wild bees and insects. The interested citizens had a possibility to get the informational material and contact information.
The event allowed the CLEVER Hamburg Team to further raise the knowledge about the CLEVER project and nature based solutions as well.