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.

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News, Events and Blog posts

Learn about the "Cities, Nature and Innovation: New Directions" compendium designed and developed for the Urban Nature MOOC - Massive Open Online Course.
Nature-based solutions hold the potential to drive the urban sustainability agenda and meet societal challenges but how are the benefits of new urban nature to be distributed and through what means? 
The Roerplein Pocket Park is one of Utrecht’s prime examples of a successful citizen-led nature-based solution.
So far there is 11,000 downloads of the Urban Nature Compendium in English, and we are proud to announce it is now available in Spanish and French.

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