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Nature-Based Solutions


Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions

NBS Solutions that each URBiNAT city can choose according to its own realities on the ground, and the needs and ambitions of its citizens. [PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

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NBS Living Catalogue

URBiNAT members have compiled a set of solutions that are 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 NBS the Observatory’s knowledge sharing task.

URBiNAT’s catalogue integrates territorial and technological solutions, comprising products and infrastructures, but also participatory and social and economic solutions, comprising processes and services, putting in dialogue the physical structure and the social dimension of the public space. The goal list to bring these two plans of the public space to a living interaction, building collective awareness on commonalities, both material and immaterial and, by raising the collective understanding of the human and non-human urban dimensions, promoting the co-creation, co-development, co-implementation and co-assessment of solutions inspired by nature and in human-nature.

Technological NBS

Technological Nature Based Solutions make use of digital technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques to enhance the process of co-planning, co-design, co-implementation, co-monitoring and co-management and to optimize solutions performances, increasing the number and quality of ecosystems and social services provided.

Territorial NBS

Territorial nature based solutions focus on the questions of urban regeneration and social cohesion, but they are also expected to have a significant contribution to an increase in urban biodiversity, urban resilience to climate change, and stormwater management. The territorial nature based solutions are to be co-designed and and integrated into a healthy corridor, a planning strategy that assures a systematic approach.

Participatory NBS

Participatory NBS are solutions based on human nature to improve the cooperation and collaboration of a community and empower the individuals in the decision-making process. In this sense, the Participatory NBS are a means to develop the co-creation process and are an end to activate citizenship.

Social & Solidarity Economy NBS

Social and solidarity economy nature-based solutions: The concept assumed by URBiNAT recognizes the social and solidarity economy as the opportunity of changes in the social, political and economic relations for those who live in the neighborhoods. These community-based initiatives are organized as cooperatives, fairs and markets, social and community currencies experiences, community banks, short circuits, collective consumption groups and collective production chains, social enterprises, non-profit associations, among others. All of them pursue an explicit solidarity aim, where the social goal and reciprocity is tightly tied to the model of how goods or services are produced.