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Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models (Nature4Cities)


Nature based solutions (NBS) can contribute to tackling many types of urban challenges such as the impacts of climate change. The Nature4Cities project aims to develop the following modules to engage urban stakeholders to collectively learn about re-naturing cities:

  • an NBS database including associated environmental, economic and social performances
  • an observatory of best practices and case studies of NBS projects 
  • innovative business, financial and governance models for the deployment of NBS, supplemented with a tool for identifying eligible models for different contexts
  • an impact assessment toolbox for NBS projects 

The modules will be integrated to the N4C Platform to assist NBS project developers along the entire life cycle of their projects from opportunity studies and project definition to performance monitoring.

Expected results of the project include among others:

  • NBS catalogue
  • Step-by-step guide for co-production and cocreation of Nature-based Solutions
  • ‘Preselection tool’ for choosing an appropriate NBS for the local context


ECCA 2021 - Climate Adaptation solutions video - Nature4Cities

Project information




Nobatek Inef 4, France

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain

Luxembourg Institute of Science And Technology, Luxembourg

Fundacio Eurecat, Spain

Fundacion Cartif, Spain

Centre d’etudes et d’expertise sur les risques l’environnement la mobilite et l’amenagement, France

Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Hungary

Institut national d'enseignement superieur pour l'agriculture, l‘alimentation et l'environnement, France

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Acciona Construccion Sa, Spain

Rina Consulting Spa, Italy

Green4cities Gmbh, Austria

R2m Solution Srl, Italy

Ekodenge Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, Turkey

Argedor Bilisim Teknolojileri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Turkey

Colouree Srl, Italy

Innova Integra Limited, United Kingdom

Terranis Sas, France

Duneworks Bv, Netherlands

Plante&Cite, France

Magyar Urbanisztikai Tudaskozpont Nonprofit Kft, Hungary

Citta Metropolitana Di Milano, Italy

Cankaya Belediyesi, Turkey

Szeged Megyei Jogu Varos Onkormanyzata,  Hungary

Ayuntamiento De Alcala De Henares, Spain

Universite De Nantes, France

Ingenieria Especializada Obra Civil E Industrial Sa, Spain

Grunstattgrau Forschungs- Und Innovations-Gmbh,  Austria

Source of funding


Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 22 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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