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

On 13 January 2020, the NATURVATION project is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on nature-based solutions in an urban world.
The NATURVATION project presented key governance and business insights for nature-based solutions at "Let the City Green!" conference in Stockholm.
New journal article on when citizen engagement leads to undesirable outcomes for nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation.
Carl Bäckstrand, who is a member of the NATURVATION task force, appointed to Architects Council of Europe to lead on climate change.