[Portugal] Launch of NBS Hub in partnership with Network Nature
[Policy Brief] Innovating with urban governance: municipal committees for inclusive, nature-based solutions
[Nantes Nord 🇫🇷] How the Social & Solidarity Economy is being leveraged as part of Healthy Corridor project
[DRAFT WHITE PAPER 🇪🇺] From Nature-Based Solutions to the Nature-Based Economy
URBiNAT: Urban Innovative & Inclusive Nature
URBiNAT Mission & Cities
URBiNAT is a 5-year project (2018 to 2023), funded by the EU H2020 Programme, focused on the regeneration of under-served urban neighbourhoods through the co-creation of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). NBS are implemented together to form Healthy Corridors which act as drivers in the transformation of social housing neighbourhoods, and the wellbeing of residents.
URBiNAT has three Frontrunner cities, Porto, Nantes and Sofia, based on their innovative use of public space through nature-based solutions (NBS), and four Follower cities, Siena, Nova Gorica, Brussels and Høje-Taastrup, sharing their knowledge and replicating URBiNAT concepts and methodologies.
The project also consists of an international network of Observer Cities and Institutes, Khorramabad City (Iran), URBEM(Brazil), CEMPA (Brazil), Delft University (Netherlands), Cyprus Institute (Cyprus), Setsuan University(Japan), Nanahi City(China).
Details of project implementations in URBiNAT Frontrunner, Follower and Observer Cities click ↙️
URBiNAT NBS Catalogue
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) that the citizens of each URBiNAT city can co-select and co-create according to their specific needs, ambitions and realities on the ground. URBiNAT uses a unique four part typology of NBS. See our NBS Catalogue for details ⬇️
Upcoming URBiNAT Events
Nova Gorica URBiNAT Consortium Meeting
Nova Gorica 🇸🇮 URBiNAT Technical Meeting
The upcoming URBiNAT Consortium Meeting will take place from 29-31 March 2023 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
NetworkNature Taskforces Cluster Meeting & Final Conference
The NetworkNature Taskforces Cluster Meeting will take place on 7th June, followed by the NetworkNature Final Conference (open to the public) on 8th June.
[Coimbra 🇵🇹] URBiNAT Summer School
The URBiNAT Summer School and an interdisciplinary student’s workshop made of lectures, roundtables, workshops and field visits – complemented by an URBiNAT Festival with citizens involved in cultural activities and solutions from each city will take place from 6 to 12 July in Coimbra.
NBSPUBLICATIONS — March 1, 2023
[Academic Paper 🇫🇷] Nature-based solutions in a neighbourhood of large social housing estates
In the context of the renovation of large housing estates, NBS are proposed to transform open spaces. Philippe Bodénan and Béatrice Béchet have studied these new methods of spatial design in the Nantes Nord district.