[Best Practices ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ] The URBiNAT NBS Catalogue: A Key Exploitable Result

June 22, 2023

The URBiNAT Online Nature-Based Solutions Catalogue: A Key Exploitable Result

The URBiNAT project reached a significant milestone this month with the listing of its online Nature-Based Solutions Catalogueย as aย Key Exploitable Result on the Horizon Results Platform of the European Commission.

The Horizon Results Platform is a new platform helping EU Research & Innovation funding beneficiaries to valorize their results with a view to creating socio-economic impact.ย Innovative R&I funded research results are showcased to attract partners, investors, policymakers, etc.

The URBiNAT NBS Catalogue is a living, continuously enriched and expanding tool helping citizens, urban planners, local entrepreneurs, researchers, and policymakers in the participatory approach of co-designing and co-creating urban spaces. NBS can be co-selected and co-created, newly composed and turned into completely new NBS, by citizens in URBiNAT intervention areas.

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The Catalogue consists of four categories of NBS: Territorial, Technological, Participatory, and Social & Solidarity Economy. By combining physical and infrastructural solutions with social and economic practices, the aim is to build collective awareness on commonalities, both material and immaterial, and contribute to a better understanding of human and non-human dimensions of our urban environments. The aim is to promote the co-creation, co-development, co-implementation, and co-evaluations of solutions that are inspired by nature and human-nature. It takes the shape of NBS cards and an online selection tool.

The inclusion of the URBiNAT online Nature-Based Solutions Catalogue as a Key Exploitable Result on the website of the European Commission Horizon Results Platform is a testament to the importance and potential impact of the URBiNAT project; an exciting development for all those of us that are involved in the URBiNAT project and for anyone interested in urban regeneration through nature-based solutions.