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

How a network of sensors can help to increase the resilience of cities and the well-being of its citizens.
The conference 'Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use' will be held in Tallinn from 24th to 26th October 2017
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.