URBiNAT - Healthy corridors as drivers of social housing neighbourhoods for the co-creation of social, environmental and marketable NBS.

URBiNAT focuses on the regeneration and integration of deprived social housing urban developments through an innovative and inclusive catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), ensuring sustainability and mobilising driving forces for social cohesion. Interventions focus on the public space to co-create with citizens new urban, social and nature-based relations within and between different neighbourhoods. Taking the full physical, mental and social well-being of citizens as its main goal, URBiNAT aims to co-plan a healthy corridor as an innovative and flexible NBS, which itself integrates a large number of micro NBS emerging from community-driven design processes.


The URBiNAT Community of Cities is a clear expression of the European diversity, in geographical terms, and also in cultural, environmental, societal, political and economical. This community includes state capital, as Sofia and Bruxelles, second cities, as Porto and Nantes, historical cities, as Porto, Nantes, Sofia, Bruxelles, and Siena, and new cities, as Høje-Taastrup, in the periphery of Copenhagen and Nova Gorica, in the border between Slovenia and Italy. This richness is also underlined a relevant biodiversity that will allow URBiNAT to test its solutions in different context, in order to achieve a good replication process.

NBS Catalogue

NBS Solutions that each city will be able to choose according to its own reality, needs and ambitions.

In accordance with their own expertise, URBiNAT members have compiled an initial set of solutions to be available for application in URBiNAT cities. These solutions form the URBiNAT NBS Living Catalogue, a fundamental tool to [1] discuss with communities which are the solutions available through the project, [2] serve as a basis to inspire the development of new solutions during project implementation, and [3] feed the Observatory’s knowledge sharing task.




November 29, 2018

Interview with Porto Vice Mayor for URBiNAT

Interview of Filipe Araujo, Vice Mayor of Porto on environmental policies ...


November 29, 2018

Middle East-Europe Forum, Kish, 19-21 September

URBiNAT participated in the Middle East-Europe Forum debating new trends for smart cities and NBS ...


November 29, 2018

Kishinvex, Kish, 22-23 September

URBiNAT participated in the in Kishinvex, debating two relevant themes “Smart City tools and solutions for Talent Promotion and Investment Attracti...

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