Fundacja Sendzimira (the Sendzimir Foundation)

TSF is the non-profit, non-governmental organization and the scientific research institution, playing a role of  think  tank  to  support  scientists  in  applying  science  and  sustainability  innovations  in  cities  and communities, as well as supporting cities in translating science into practice. TSF is supporting  Polish  cities  in  their  activities  and initiatives  for  Nature Based Solutions,  sustainable  management  of  green  areas  and  their  application  for  climate  change adaptation and mitigation (e.g. the Directions of Development and Management of Green Areas in Krakow for the years 2017–2030; the Council for Water and Sewage Management by the Mayor of the City of Krakow; Polish Academy of Science Water Management Committee; Warsaw Catches Stormwater; the Development of Green Roofs Strategy for Warszawa).

NBS work includes projects  and  methods  on  the  multidisciplinary  assessment  of  socio-environmental  justice (especially in terms of access to urban green spaces), network analysis of urban green infrastructure system to assess its connectivity (both social and ecological) and the means to close the gaps (interdisciplinary tools,  combining  technical,  spatial  planning,  social  and  economic  solutions);  mapping  of  ecosystem services (GIS and computer models); analysis of factors and drivers of decision making in urban forest management – stakeholders benefiting from green spaces vs. those who have the strongest influence on the decisions in this regard; technical aspects of NBS and their abilities to provide ecosystem services (i.e. water  retention  and  phytoremediation,  air  quality  and  microclimate)  and  the  methods  and  tools  of improving the ability of urban forests to provide the key ecosystem services.  

Within REACHOUT TSF will provide local support to the city hub Gdynia  (PL), contribute to the co-creation process across all hubs and be responsible for communication and dissemination for Poland.  

The Team

Maria Wiśnicka

Maria is a graduate of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw and political science at the Central European University. Maria co-created grant and educational programs, including the “Green Leader”, for which she is responsible at the Sendzimir Foundation. She supports local government and non-profit leaders in their activities for the protection of the environment and climate.


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The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction