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

This workshop will be led by Professor Harriet Bulkeley from the Department of Geography at University of Durham and Leader of the NATURVATION program, for and with Melbourne based researchers and practitioners.
IUCN launches a portfolio of nature-based solutions in Mediterranean cities with inputs from Naturvation's Urban Nature Atlas
The ICLEI European Secretariat and Naturvation invite European local governments to join us for an afternoon of peer-exchange around nature-based solutions
New research suggests that it’s time to pay attention to the nature in our backyard