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NATURVATION NATure-based Urban innoVATION: New governance, business, financing models and economic impact assessment tools for sustainable cities with nature-based solutions (urban re-naturing)
01.11.2016 to 31.10.2020
General project description 

Nature-Based Solutions have the potential to limit impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being. Examples are green roofs and city parks that limit heat stress, city lagoons that store water and permeable surfaces, vegetation and rain gardens to intercept storm water. To unlock the potential of nature based solutions for sustainable urban development, NATURVATION takes a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to capture the multiple impacts and values of these solutions. Based on a comparison of 1000 nature based solutions across 6 cities, it identifies the most promising governance, business, finance and participation models and how to overcome the systemic conditions that currently limit their use. The real-world impact of NATURVATION is realized through co-design, co-development and co-implementation of new partnerships, knowledge, processes and tools required to build capacity, enable replication and foster cultural change.

Role PhD Candidate Funding
EU grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Durham University
  • Central European University
  • Ecologic Institute gGmbH
  • Institut Fur Landeskunde
  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Lund University
  • ENT Environment and Management
  • The Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
  • Malmo City
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Gemeente Utrecht

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Full name
H.M. Dorst MSc Contact details
Vening Meineszgebouw A

Princetonlaan 8a
Room 7.02
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 0000
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