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.

News, Events and Blog posts

Urban nature-based solutions are novel interventions that mobilize nature to address pressing societal challenges in cities.
Nature-based solutions can help overcome urban sustainability challenges by providing services, creating benefits and holding value for different urban actors.
We are examining the evidence for successful governance, business, finance and public participation schemes for the implementation of nature-based solutions.
Presenting at the 11th bi-annual EcoCities Conference, Harriet Bulkeley finds ecocities to be an idea that has run its time and one we need more than ever

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