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

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.
Work underway to review the Urban Nature Atlas containing 1,000 examples of nature-based solutions from 100 European cities.
Urban planning and climate change are closely interlinked. The way we build our cities affects both the local and the global climate.
The Urban Nature Navigator is a tool to assess the potential contributions of nature-based solutions to meet various urban sustainability challenges.

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