Workshop “Nature in the City”

LIFE13 NAT/ES/000899
  • Start date: 15/11/2017
  • End date: 17/11/2017
A multitude of green infrastructure initiatives have been designed and implemented in recent years throughout Europe and the rest of the world. For this reason, in the Workshop "Nature in the city" we will meet renowned professionals and researchers of the sector in order to make a fluid exchange of ideas and concepts. Likewise, the event is opened to all interested public in the current situation of the Green Infrastructures, conservation of the natural heritage and its associated ecosystem services. Santander is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria and one of the most important cities in the north of Spain. The choice of this location is due to Santander being the head of the metropolitan area in which the Project "Green Belt of the Bay of Santander: Connecting Nature and the City" is developed. Given the importance of Santander in the whole of the Spanish state, it’s a well connected city with the rest of Spain. Located just 6 kilometers from the Santander-Severiano Ballesteros Airport, which in summer season, hosts numerous domestic and international flights from low cost airlines. In addition, in less than 100 km is located Bilbao Airport, one of the most important in the Spanish state, which is directly connected with many Spanish and European cities throughout the year. A regular bus service connects Santander and Bilbao Airport daily. Also from Madrid it’s possible to travel to Santander via plane or train. From a tourist point of view, Santander and its surroundings offer a wide range of activities, from active tourism on nature to gastronomy and architecture tourism.
El Paraninfo de la Universidad de Cantabria acogerá, a mediados de noviembre, unas jornadas en las que, bajo el título “Nature in the City” (Naturaleza en la Ciudad), se discutirá sobre la conservación de los espacios naturales que rodean a las ciudades y los servicios tanto ecológicos como económicos y sociales que estos prestan a la población. A lo largo de tres días, habrá charlas impartidas por expertos de varias universidades y de otros proyectos similares que se han llevado a cabo en países como Francia o Portugal. Y también se hará una visita guiada por los enclaves del Anillo Verde. El congreso, organizado por Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre y la Oficina Ecocampus de la Universidad de Cantabria, se enmarca en el proyecto LIFE “Anillo Verde de la Bahía de Santander”, que pretende crear una red de espacios naturales en torno a la bahía.