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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Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation face many implementation barriers but champions can manage to overcome existing barriers.
This report explores the dynamics and politics of urban nature-based solutions through 54 examples grouped in a number of physical domains in 18 cities worldwide.
NATURA exchanges knowledge, shares data, and enhances communication among research disciplines and across the research-practice divide to advance urban resilience in face of growing threats of extreme weather events.
Leading organisations from across the North East of England met to discuss the impact on people, communities and wildlife