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.

We are sharing our love for urban nature.
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News, Events and Blog posts

A webinar on 19 November 2018 (at 16h00 - 17h00 CET) on embedding green and blue infrastructure in urban planning and development.
Join an international symposium on nature-based solutions in Barcelona on 13 December 2018.
On 7-9 November 2018, researchers from the NATURVATION project gathered with invited international colleagues to continue the development of a special issue on Urban Nature.

World Cities Day

31 October 2018
The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31 October 2018 as World Cities Day! Check out the emerging findings, lessons and tools from the NATRÙRVATION project.