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

New journal article on when citizen engagement leads to undesirable outcomes for nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation.
Carl Bäckstrand, who is a member of the NATURVATION task force, appointed to Architects Council of Europe to lead on climate change.
Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation face many implementation barriers but champions can manage to overcome existing barriers.
This report explores the dynamics and politics of urban nature-based solutions through 54 examples grouped in a number of physical domains in 18 cities worldwide.