Realising the Urban Opportunity: Cities and Post-2020 Biodiversity Governance

When it comes to ensuring a new deal for nature and people, cities have much to offer. Read a policy brief on the role of cities in restoring, conserving and thriving with nature.

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

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?
In this short documentary, the case of Barcelona is explored through the voices of those who are fighting for the right to neighborhoods that are both green and affordable.