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Fostering nature-based solutions for smart, green and healthy urban transitions in Europe and China (REGREEN)


Nature based solutions (NBS) are promising approaches to mitigating societal and sustainability challenges of urbanization, including the impacts of climate change. NBS can support climate resilience and livability in cities, contribute to development of inclusive communities and promote innovative businesses. The REGREEN project aims to generate evidence of the multiple benefits of nature based solutions and to support their co-creation in urban settings.

Advanced socio-spatial and land-use models and big-data derived information are utilized to determine best suited solutions for re-greening of selected cities. Three Urban Living Labs, located in Denmark, France and Croatia, are the co-creative test beds of tools, methods and research outputs and will produce new guidelines and standards for the development and application of urban NBS.

Networking and sharing experiences between European, and to an extent Chinese, cities is supported by workshops, webinars and field trips. The future NBS market is strengthened through connections to the business and start-up community, organizing accelator programmes and exploring innovative NBS business cases.

Project information


Aarhus Universitet, Denmark


The University of Exeter, United Kingdom

United Kingdom Research and Innovation, United Kingdom

Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft Mbh, Austria

Iclei European Secretariat Gmbh (Iclei Europasekretariat Gmbh), Germany

Helmholtz-Zentrum Fur Umweltforschung Gmbh – Ufz, Germany

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden

Museum National D'histoire Naturelle, France

Intugreen Ivs, Denmark

Aarhus Kommune, Denmark

Institut D'amenagement Et D'urbanisme De La Region D'ile De France, France

Zelena Energetska Zadruga Za Usluge, Croatia

Grad Velika Gorica, Croatia

Richard Hardiman, United Kingdom

Laessoe Jeppe, Denmark

Olanis Gmbh, Germany

Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy Of Sciences, China

Tsinghua University, China

Shanghai University Of International Business And Economics, China

Fudan University, China

Source of funding


Published in Climate-ADAPT Jul 23 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 06 2022

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