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

Naturvation researchers Sander van der Jagt and Hade Dorst's paper nominated for best conference paper award at International Sustainability Transitions Conference
An “International Seminar on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS): Promoting Urban Nature for more Resilient Cities. Examples from Brazil and Europe” is taking place from 9-10 July 2018 in Brasília (Brazil).
A bottom-up initiative in Edinburgh is successfully campaigning to improve the quality of green rooftops within the city centre to benefit local wildlife
Naturvation’s researcher Marija Bockarjova to present the "Valuation of NBS impacts: application of meta-analysis value transfer to European Urban Nature Atlas"