MaGICLandscapes: Final Project Events in May Cancelled/Online-Event at the End of June in Planning

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak the MaGICLandscapes project cancelled the Final Conference & International Green Infrastructure Symposium planned for 27th and 28th May 2020. The project team will alternatively come up with an online-conference at the end of June.


Both the Final Conference of the MaGICLandscapes project on 27 May and the International Green Infrastructure Symposium on 28 May 2020 cannot be held due to current restrictions on public life. The project team very much regrets not being able to present new visions and development perspectives for green infrastructure in Europe in a personal exchange.

Nonetheless the MaGICLandscapes team would like to share the project outputs achieved and discuss the strategies and actions for vital green infrastructure networks in the case study areas with a wider audience in an online conference to be held towards the end of June 2020.

Further information will follow later on at the project website.


Background

Over the last two and a half years, ten project partners from five countries, including the IOER from Dresden/Germany, in the frame of the Interreg Central Europe project MaGICLandscapes have been intensively researching the functionality of green infrastructure (GI) in the peri-urban and rural context. An integrated network of functioning green spaces is a basic recipe for enhancing the resilience of cities and regions with regard to the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather conditions and biodiversity loss. How to secure and promote this green infrastructure in Central Europe was investigated by the international project team and strategies and measures were developed for nine case study areas.

The results include transnational and regional studies on the spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Central Europe, its ecological functionality and its ecosystem services and potential. With reference to nine case study areas the project partners demonstrate how selected elements of green infrastructure are effective at the local level and which public benefits they can provide. The project team has also developed recommendations on how existing GI elements can be enhanced and interconnected, and how new green infrastructure can be created.

Contact at the IOER
Dr. Marco Neubert, E-Mail: M.Neubert[im]ioer.de
Dr. Henriette John, E-Mail: H.John[im]ioer.de