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

Nature-based solutions can help to address many of our cities’ challenges but who will pay for urban nature?
In this short documentary, the case of Barcelona is explored through the voices of those who are fighting for the right to neighborhoods that are both green and affordable.
Learn about the "Cities, Nature and Innovation: New Directions" compendium designed and developed for the Urban Nature MOOC - Massive Open Online Course.
Nature-based solutions hold the potential to drive the urban sustainability agenda and meet societal challenges but how are the benefits of new urban nature to be distributed and through what means? 

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