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Nature Based Urban Innovation

Objective

Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) have the potential to respond to climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic regeneration and social well-being. Yet there is a substantial gap between the promise of NBS and their uptake. To unlock the potential of NBS for sustainable urban development, NATURVATION will take a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to: advance assessment approaches (Objective 1) to capture the multiple impacts & values of NBS to deliver a robust evidence base for decision-making; enable innovation (Objective 2) to identify the most promising governance, business/finance and participation models and how to overcome the systemic conditions that currently limit their use to support systemic integration; and generate momentum to realise the potential of NBS through co-design, co-development & co-implementation of new partnerships, knowledge, recommendations, processes and tools required to build capacity, enable replication and foster cultural change (Objective 3). Our transdisciplinary approach working with ‘urban-regional innovation partnerships’ in six different cities and a Task Force of highly respected international organisations working in this arena integrates science, social science and humanities (SSH) and practical expertise and experience to achieve a step-change in the use of NBS for urban sustainability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-SCC-NBS-1stage-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 244 428,75

Participants (13)

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 639 125
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 581 018,75
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 937,50
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR LANDERKUNDE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 774 485
Address
Schongauerstrasse 9
04328 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 738 486,50
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 976 784,75
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 619 430
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 335 570
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVEIS DE SUPORT A LA GESTIO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 250
Address
Carrer Josep Llanza Numero 7, Planta 2A, Oficina 3
08800 Vilanova I La Geltru
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 45 907,50
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 000
Address
Barras Bridge
NE99 1RD Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MALMO STAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 107 016,25
Address
August Palm Plats 1
200 42 Malmo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEMEENTE UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 101 437,50
Address
Stadsplateau 1
3521 AZ Utrecht
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)