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.

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News, Events and Blog posts

Naturvation findings to be shared during webinar on circular economy and financing
In November 2020, the Urban Nature MOOC - Massive Open Online Course passed an important milestone of 10,000 enrolements.
Check out a blogpost on a bike tour of Poblenou that reveals the urban justice issues around municipal vs. community-led greening projects in the rapidly urbanizing Barcelona.
Nature-based solutions can help to address many of our cities’ challenges but who will pay for urban nature?