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Welcome to the Urban Nature Atlas! It contains almost 1000 examples of Nature-Based Solutions from across 100 European cities.

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Key challenges

Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
Coastal resilience and marine protection (SDG 14)
Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
Economic development and decent employment (SDG 8)
Environmental quality, including air quality and waste management
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
Regeneration, land-use and urban development
Social justice, cohesion and equity (SDG 10)
Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Water management (SDG 6)

Urban setting

External building greens
Grey infrastructure with green features
Parks and (semi)natural urban green areas
Allotments and community gardens
Blue areas
Green indoor areas
Green areas for water management
Derelict areas

Project cost

Less than 50 000 EUR
50 000 - 100 000 EUR
100 000 - 500 000 EUR
500 000 - 2 000 000 EUR
2 000 000 - 4 000 000 EUR
Above 4 000 000 EUR

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 30 matching NBS projects

Ljubljana Bee Trail, Ljubljana, Slovenia

To promote bee-keeping, the city created the Bee Trail - a circuit where visitors can discover Ljubljana's beekeeping heritage and the significance of bees for our survival. (1)Read more
Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Grey infrastructure with green features
Parks and (semi)natural urban green areas

Bee-Friendly Nottingham, Greater Nottingham, United Kingdom

Bee-friendly Nottingham is a campaign run by Nottingham City Council to “make Nottingham a more pollinator-friendly city”. (Ref. 1, 2)Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Environmental quality, including air quality and waste management
Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
Social justice, cohesion and equity (SDG 10)
Grey infrastructure with green features
Parks and (semi)natural urban green areas
Allotments and community gardens
Above 4 000 000 EUR

"I Have A Bee" Organisation , Sofia, Bulgaria

‘I have a bee’ (IHAB) is an organisation for hobby beekeepers. It contributes to a sustainable and long-term solution to the bee colony collapse phenomenon by popularizing bee keeping as a hobby. It was founded by 3 hobbyist beekeepers back in 2015. The idea originated from their passion for beekeeping and the desire to breed and keep bees as pets. The group has engaged in research about the roots of traditional beekeeping and designed a new top bar hive which has the advantage of being usable in backyards or on city terraces. [1]Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Grey infrastructure with green features

Bees in Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Establishment of the wild bee reserves in Hannover in multiple locations: Leineaue, Alte Bult, Berggarden and Leibniz University. The initiative aims at increasing biodiversity and pollination in the city and is linked to the research project that aims to detect different species of the wild bees and wasps that inhabit the area of the Hannover city and surroundings.(1)Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Environmental quality, including air quality and waste management
Allotments and community gardens

Planting flowers for bees, Marseille, France

"100 000 bags of honey-seed - whose flowers produce pollen and nectar - were distributed throughout the national territory on Tuesday 20 June. The city of Marseille wished to associate itself with the event by organizing a plantation and a distribution of seeds". Therefore, a total of 5,000 bags were distributed in the city from 20 to 23 June 2017. (Ref. 1)Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Parks and (semi)natural urban green areas
Allotments and community gardens
It’s an awarded sustainability experiment in the Eastern part of Karlsruhe where plants and flower plots are combined with beehives to create new space for humans and animals, and increase the urban bee population. Local residents - in collaboration and under guidance – plant herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits and trees that provide food for humans and bees likewise and thereby provide a natural habitat for the urban bee population to thrive. Residents shall take over ownership of maintenance and cultivation in the long run (Ref. 1). Read more
Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Social justice, cohesion and equity (SDG 10)
Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Grey infrastructure with green features
Allotments and community gardens
Less than 50 000 EUR
Cardiff City Council and Urban Buzz brought together local organisations, community groups supporting wildlife, to create environments to encourage more bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other insects. (ref 1). Pharma Bee, is a project by Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, that wants to create a bee friendly campus. In association with Urban Buzz, a project run by BugLife, it plans to renovate the Cardiff University’s Redwood Building by planting bee-friendly plants (ref 2)Read more
Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Grey infrastructure with green features
Allotments and community gardens
50 000 - 100 000 EUR
BTC, a private company that has three shopping centres in Slovenia - one in Ljubljana - has engaged in supporting Carnolian Honey bees in Ljubljana. As part of its engagement it has placed beehives at BTC, primary school and was giving plants for people around Ljubljana to put on their balconies to support urban bees. (1 and 2)Read more
Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
External building greens
Several interrelated urban initiatives to install beehives on the rooftops in Cracow. The aim is to provide habitat for bees and protect biodiversity, aid in pollination, increase social awareness in this topic area, produce honey in the city that is even cleaner from the one produced in the rural areas, and promote Cracow as a pro-ecological city.(1)(2)(3)(4)Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Health and well-being (SDG 3)
Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Grey infrastructure with green features
The city wide initiative for the protection of bees developed by the BUND Bremen together with a number of local NGOs, local government and the citizens of Bremen. The project involves the planting of trees and wildflowers that will serve as a food for pollinators in different parts of the city as well as the provision of additional nesting places for the bees. It aims to protect the endangered bee species, increase biodiversity and beautify the city with the new plantings.(2)(3) Read more
Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
Environmental quality, including air quality and waste management
Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
Grey infrastructure with green features

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Disclaimer: The data collection was carried out between June-August 2017, the information presented has not been updated afterwards.