Green/Blue Infrastructure for Sustainable, Attractive Cities

Themes: Social impact, Structural Engineering, Infrastructure & Mobility / Transport

Basic research

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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The main objective is to develop knowledge and tools required to manage urban stormwater that facilitate robust, synergistic and multi-functional green infrastructure addressing future changes in dynamic urban areas.


The project is conducted in an international Urban-Living-Lab in Kiruna, Sweden, combined with national Urban-Living-Labs per participatory country, bringing together citizens, practitioners, decision makers, researchers, to jointly develop innovative solutions.


The research will impact decisions being taken for future strategic and structural plans of three municipalities (Kiruna-Sweden; Zwolle-Netherlands; and Insbruck-Austria) additionally to scientific innovation on green-blue design processes.

Prof. dr. ir Arjan van Timmeren


Arch. Daniela Maiullari

Arch. Emanuele Paladin

Arch. Taneha Bacchin