This page contains links to the different types of outputs of the URBiNAT project. These include formal project outputs (deliverables), related outputs (articles, manuals, posters), academic papers, book chapters and other materials that have been produced as part of the project. Each section of the page corresponds to different areas of activity.
Our aim is to publish as many resources as possible in an Open Access format. Nonetheless, some resources are “restricted” meaning that they are limited to certain audiences. Permission to access these documents can be obtained on request. URBiNAT project resources are also available on other pages of the site.
Theoretical & Methodological Foundations
D3.2: Community Driven Processes to Co-Design and Co-Implement NBS
Deliverable 3.2 (D3.2) is the second deliverable of work package 3 (WP3) on citizens’ engagement. D3.1, submitted in month 12 of the project, reported on the strategic design, use of participatory solutions and relevant digital tools in support of the uptake of n ature-based solutions ( NBS). D3.2 reports on the advancements of the URBiNAT project in tailoring participatory methods and tools to city cultures for the co-design and co-implementation of NBS processes.
Ethics & Human Rights
Ethical Principles & Guidelines
Human Rights & Gender Issues
D1.5: Compilation and Analysis of Human Rights and Gender Issues
The present deliverable D1.5 is the first report aimed at compiling and analysing human rights and gender issues in the scope of URBiNAT's planning, implementation and evalutation of activities, covering the first year of the project, from June 2018 to May 2019.
This is an internal document for use by URBiNAT Consortium Members only.
URBiNAT Living Labs
As part of the URBiNAT project collaborative laboratories (Living Labs) are being established within Frontrunner and Follower cities for the implementation of pilot NBS solutions in urban regeneration strategies. The LABS will serve both to upgrade critical urban areas and to enhance collective cooperative attitudes towards sustainability and the adoption of sustainable solutions. These operative structures will include representatives from municipalities, local communities, universities, research centers, industries and citizens.
D1.3: Data Management Plan
The purpose of this document is to provide an initial version of URBiNAT’s Data Management Plan (DMP). This is a living document which will be updated during project development when the need arises in order to improve the internal processes. The DMP derives from Task 1.3 “Innovation, IPR and data management” of Work Package 1 “Management of consortium and project’s general implementation”. It constitutes the Deliverable D1.3.
Local Diagnostic Reports
D2.1: Local Diagnosis Report for Each Frontrunner City
This report describes the variables explored in the first and second stage of the Local Diagnostic. In the first stage, it is requested that the cities provide secondary information of use to framing their specific relevant conditions. Such information will be helpful for further identifying the location and wider context for the implementation of healthy corridors, with the prospect of enabling real improvement of the quality of life for citizens.
Academic Papers & Articles
[Scientific Paper] Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica - ITALY - "Healthy Corridors for Inclusive Urban Regeneration"
Canto Moniz, Gonçalo &Ferreira, Isabel. Healthy Corridors for Inclusive Urban Regeneration. in Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica No. 158, May - August 2019
The European Commission is promoting an inclusive urban regeneration, in the frame of the Smart and Sustainable cities, that should integrate the environmental approach, through the nature-based solutions (nbs), and the social approach, through the co-creation process. More than research projects, the financing programs, as H2020, are supporting innovation actions that move the research from the universities to the communities, creating living labs. These laboratories are holders, municipality technicians, companies and researchers in order to develop together solutions for new urban challenges.
[Scientific Paper] Co-criação de Soluções baseadas na Natureza envolvendo comunidades e oportunidades de diálogo Europa-Brasil
Journal Parcerias Estratégicas - v.25 - n.50 - junho de 2020 - Edição especial
Transformations around modes of production have changed the way citizens, users and consumers are considered and recognized in the processes of cocreation and co-production. However, at the same time that the spaces for networking and sharing are expanding, new challenges arise for co-production and co-government. In development since 2018, the URBiNAT project foresees the implementation of healthy corridors in 3 European cities. In these cities there are active living labs to promote processes of active involvement of citizens in the design and implementation of corridors through the catalogue of nature-based solutions (NBS). This paper aims to focus on the current understanding about participation and knowledge and how they operate at the level of URBiNAT strategies; and reflect on how a European project experience can dialogue with other experiences and contexts such as Brazil. It is an inclusive urban regeneration project centered on people, which tries out new approaches and new combinations of traditional approaches, and as inherent in its nature, prioritizes the specific aspects of its path.
[Book Chapter] Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities, Ed. Sylvie Albert (2019)
NBS for inclusive urban regeneration will be co-designed, co-developed and co-implemented in a trans-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder and participatory context. NBS consider the social sciences and humanities which play an essential role for social innovation, and thus addresses complex social and sociological challenges. The expected results of URBiNAT are multiple: it raises EU leadership and creates economic opportunities in global markets (supply and demand) with new products, services, protocols and standards. To ease the development of NBS appropriate measure favouring implementation include leveraging investments, reducing regulatory and administrative barriers, creating new local green jobs and, of course, increasing awareness of the benefits of renaturing cities. URBiNAT will demonstrate that the implementation of NBS is also a source of healthier, culturally diverse, and a greener, regenerated Europe, which may alter currently deprived districts as well as neglected or abandoned areas.
[Conference Paper] Les Solutions Basées sur la Nature: Une Stratégie d'Adaptation aux Changements Globaux
ABSTRACT: Les effets du changement climatique en Afrique subsaharienne commencent à être bien connus, en lien avec la hausse des températures et la modification des précipitations. Ils touchent de nombreux secteurs vitaux tels que l’alimentation, l’eau, la santé. En parallèle, l’urbanisation croissante passée et future, à l’échelle mondiale et africaine, peut accentuer certains de ces effets en milieu urbain, en lien avec la gestion de l’eau et le confort thermique, entre autres. A l’échelle européenne, les solutions fondées sur la nature sont proposées comme stratégie d’adaptation, dans les villes. Elles permettent en effet d’améliorer la gestion des eaux pluviales urbaines et le confort thermique. Elles ont d’autres bénéfices comme la santé, la cohésion sociale, la sécurité, etc. Au travers de trois projets français (VegDUD) et européens (Nature4Cities, URBiNAT), les connaissances dernièrement acquises sur les performances de différentes solutions fondées sur la nature (toitures végétalisées, noues, arbres de rue, façades végétalisées, parcs) vis-à-vis des deux enjeux gestion de l’eau et confort thermique en ville sont présentées.
Communication & Dissemination
D1.7: Dissemination package: basic set of dissemination material for the project
The URBiNAT Project was conceived from the outset as a consortium of partners where the institutions (academic, municipal and business partners) will work at different moments in conjunction with the inhabitants of the cities and neighbourhoods where the actions of regeneration and integration will be thought through an innovative and inclusive catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). This document contains information relating to the visual identity of the URBiNAT project (fonts, logos, presentation templates, business cards etc.).
Newsletter # 2: Co-creating Healthy Corridors in the midst of a global health crisis
How to co-create NBS-filled Healthy Corridors in cities across Europe in the midst of a global health crisis the societal, economic and environmental consequences of which are likely to be felt for years if not decades to come, that is the challenge faced by the URBiNAT today.