NATURE4CITIES | Nature Based Solutions for Re-Naturing Cities

Nature Based Solutions for Re-Naturing Cities

    FRAMEWORK

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme

HORIZON 2020

    DURATION

2016 - 2020

    GALLERY

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop complementary and interactive modules to engage urban stakeholders in a collective-learning process about re-naturing cities, develop and circulate an extensive knowledge base on NBS, new business, financial and governance models for NBS projects
  • To provide tools for the impacts assessment, valorization and follow-up of NBS project

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

  • Applying a systematic approach that combines technical, business, finance, governance, regulatory and social innovation to urban re-naturing for the effective assessment and decision making for nature based solutions
  • Integrating a variety of innovative technologies to deliver a toolbox with a range of useful modules
  • Engaging cities in new technological tools for nature based solution planning

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Satellite image based characterization of land and vegetation
  • Drone captured imagery for district scale diagnosis (canopy density, topography, fine soil characterization, hydrology characteristics)
  • ICT tools including EPESUS urban metabolism analysis tool, a 3D rapid environmental scenario assessment tool, a socio-economic impact assessment tool and citizen participatory engagement platforms

IMPACTS

  • Develop new models for and enhance governance, stakeholder and citizen engagement, finance and business models, public and private funding of nature-based solutions in cities
  • Optimise the policy, regulatory and administrative frameworks through decision support tools
  • Develop an integrated evidence base and a European reference framework on nature-based solutions, in order to create a global market and a shift in public and private investments from conventional to nature-based solutions
  • Kick-start of a collective learning process to foster creative and visionary urban design in re-naturing cities, securing an equitable distribution of the multiple benefits to stakeholders and citizens

EKODENGE’S ROLE

Work Package Leader

 

Ekodenge will provide in-house technology and expertise for the integration of tools for the project and lead environmental impact assessment works. The urban metabolism assessment tool Ekodenge has developed, EPESUS, will be adapted and used for the assessment of nature based solutions.

PROJECT WEBSITE

COORDINATOR

Nobatek

CONTACT WITH

Özge Yılmaz

Project Team Leader

DOCUMENTS

PROJECT PARTNERS

PROJECT TIMELINE

This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation
programme under Grant Agreement No 730468.

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