Project Goals

Led by Durham University, NATURVATION involves 14 institutions across Europe working in fields as diverse as urban development, innovation studies, geography, ecology, environmental assessment and economics. Our partnership includes city governments, non-governmental organisations and business. We will assess what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities, examine how innovation is taking place, and work with communities and stakeholders to develop the knowledge and tools required to realise the potential of nature-based solutions for meeting urban sustainability goals.

News, Events and Blog posts

Training of 20 field assistants and researchers to collect 1,000 examples of nature-based solutions from 100 cities has started.
There is increasing need to quantify urban biodiversity and ecosystem services delivered by urban nature-based solutions.  
Can the transfer of responsibility save the future of Newcastle's parks?
Yes they can, but ... they can also produce inequality. Our recent article explores how to ensure fair nature-based solutions.