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Final NBSAF (Report & web based application of NBSAF)

Final version of the NBS Assessment Framework online and with report detailing its development and application.

Open Access FEVD

A database of Financial and Economic Values of NBS will be created and made accessible online

NATURVATION Final Dissemination and Exploitation Plan

Dissemination and Exploitation Plan finalised and agreed by partners

Project Report on innovation types within/across European cities

Analysis of the innovation types found in the database of NBS innovation in European cities.

Typology of governance strategies, arrangements & institutions for NBS

Typology setting out the main forms of governance/institution used to deliver NBS innovation and characterising their core features, advantages & limitations.

Handbook for Citizen Engagement

Handbook setting out to develop, conduct and enhance processes of citizen engagement for NBS innovation.

Research Analysis Protocol: structural conditions & critical pathways

Protocol to enable comparative analysis across different national contexts and urban infrastructure regime domains

Briefing Note on NBS in 6 urban-regions

Report from each URIP documenting existing use of NBS in each city-region

Project Report: Structural conditions for integrating NBS: regulatory

Comparative analysis of regulatory factors shaping the urban infrastructure regime and NBS innovation potential

Finance and Business Model Catalogue

Catalogue of business and financial innovations that support NBS detailing their core features and outcomes.

Scoping Workshop Report

Report on Scoping Workshop with projects funded under H2020-SCC-03-2016, identifying concrete areas of cooperation in the form of additional shared deliverables.

Project Report: International Comparison of NBS innovation

Report on the comparative analysis of NBS innovations in 18 cities

URIP Transdisciplinary Protocol

Protocol for the URIP process developed, agreed and implemented

Project Report: Structural conditions for integrating NBS: finance

Comparative analysis of the financial factors shaping the urban infrastructure regime and the potential of NBS innovation

Final working papers on reviews

Literature reviews on different disciplinary approaches to NBS

Project Report: Structural conditions for integrating NBS: urban development

Comparative analysis of the urban development factors shaping the urban infrastructure regime and the potential for NBS innovation

Final Communication Strategy

Finalised communication strategy developed and agreed by project partners

Project Report: NATURVATION database

Report detailing the method and initial analysis of the NATURVATION database

Project Report on the NATURVATION analytical framework

Integrated analytical framework for NATURVATION summarised in a project report

Project Report on the use of NBS by national and European agencies

Report on how regional, national and European agencies are developing and promoting NBS.

NBS Innovation Pathways Directory

Directory of pathways to innovation that have been identified within the cases setting out the steps required for establishing NBS innovation.

Working Paper on connections between NBS, economic, social & health indicators

Initial assessment of the potential for linking NBS to data on economic, social and health indicators and the methods that could be employed to do so.

Up to 20 ‘snapshot’ reports

Short reports summarising the research approach and findings in up to 20 cases of NBS innovations in 18 cities.

Working Paper on the meta-analysis framework for assessing the economic benefits of NBS

Report on the meta-analysis of different approaches for evaluating the economic benefits of NBS

Working paper on a typology of innovation

Initial report on the development of a typology of NBS innovation from a review of the literature and assessment of the database

Working Paper on current evaluation methods

Analysis of current methods used to evaluate NBS in two pilot cities and how these compare to state of the art reviews.

Case-Study & Comparative Analysis Protocol

Protocol on methods for the conduct and analysis of case-study research

Task Force Terms of Reference

Terms of reference for the Task Force developed, agreed and implemented

Updated PBL ESQD

ESQD updated with urban examples of NBS

NATURVATION Database & Guidance note

Database of NBS innovations in 100 cities in Europe produced with explanatory guidance note.

Wiki’ database of open access assessment models & frameworks for evaluating NBS

Wiki-based collection of evaluation tools for NBS curated for public use

First version of the NBSAF tool

First iteration of the NBS Assessment Framework tool

Searching for OpenAIRE data...


Whose city? Whose nature? Towards inclusive nature-based solution governance

Author(s): Laura Tozer, Kathrin Hörschelmann, Isabelle Anguelovski, Harriet Bulkeley, Yuliana Lazova
Published in: Cities, Issue 107, 2020, Page(s) 102892, ISSN 0264-2751
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102892

Property price effects of green interventions in cities: A meta-analysis and implications for gentrification

Author(s): M. Bockarjova, W.J.W. Botzen, M.H. van Schie, M.J. Koetse
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 112, 2020, Page(s) 293-304, ISSN 1462-9011
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.06.024

How ‘just’ is hybrid governance of urban nature-based solutions?

Author(s): Helen Toxopeus, Panagiota Kotsila, Marta Conde, Attila Katona, Alexander P.N. van der Jagt, Friedemann Polzin
Published in: Cities, Issue 105, 2020, Page(s) 102839, ISSN 0264-2751
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102839

The COVID-19 pandemic: power and privilege, gentrification, and urban environmental justice in the global north

Author(s): Helen V. S. Cole, Isabelle Anguelovski, Francesc Baró, Melissa García-Lamarca, Panagiota Kotsila, Carmen Pérez del Pulgar, Galia Shokry, Margarita Triguero-Mas
Published in: Cities & Health, 2020, Page(s) 1-5, ISSN 2374-8834
DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1785176

Hidden drivers of social injustice: uncovering unequal cultural ecosystem services behind green gentrification

Author(s): Ana Terra Amorim Maia, Fulvia Calcagni, James John Timothy Connolly, Isabelle Anguelovski, Johannes Langemeyer
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 112, 2020, Page(s) 254-263, ISSN 1462-9011
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.05.021

Determining the health benefits of green space: Does gentrification matter?

Author(s): Helen V.S. Cole, Margarita Triguero-Mas, James J.T. Connolly, Isabelle Anguelovski
Published in: Health & Place, Issue 57, 2019, Page(s) 1-11, ISSN 1353-8292
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.02.001

Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Author(s): Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson, Marcus J Collier, Dave Kendal, Harriet Bulkeley, Adina Dumitru, Claire Walsh, Kate Noble, Ernita van Wyk, Camilo Ordóñez, Cathy Oke, László Pintér
Published in: BioScience, Issue 69/6, 2019, Page(s) 455-466, ISSN 0006-3568
DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz042

Beyond participation: when citizen engagement leads to undesirable outcomes for nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation

Author(s): C. Wamsler, J. Alkan-Olsson, H. Björn, H. Falck, H. Hanson, T. Oskarsson, E. Simonsson, F. Zelmerlow
Published in: Climatic Change, 2019, ISSN 0165-0009
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02557-9

Gentrification and health in two global cities: a call to identify impacts for socially-vulnerable residents

Author(s): Isabelle Anguelovski, Margarita Triguero-Mas, James JT Connolly, Panagiota Kotsila, Galia Shokry, Carmen Pérez Del Pulgar, Melissa Garcia-Lamarca, Lucia Argüelles, Julia Mangione, Kaitlyn Dietz, Helen Cole
Published in: Cities & Health, 2019, Page(s) 1-10, ISSN 2374-8834
DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2019.1636507

Environmental and climate policy integration: Targeted strategies for overcoming barriers to nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation

Author(s): C. Wamsler, B. Wickenberg, H. Hanson, J. Alkan Olsson, S. Stålhammar, H. Björn, H. Falck, D. Gerell, T. Oskarsson, E. Simonsson, F. Torffvit, F. Zelmerlow
Published in: Journal of Cleaner Production, Issue 247, 2020, Page(s) 119154, ISSN 0959-6526
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119154

Under one canopy? Assessing the distributional environmental justice implications of street tree benefits in Barcelona

Author(s): Francesc Baró, Amalia Calderón-Argelich, Johannes Langemeyer, James J.T. Connolly
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 102, 2019, Page(s) 54-64, ISSN 1462-9011
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.08.016

Nature-based innovation systems

Author(s): Alexander P.N. van der Jagt, Rob Raven, Hade Dorst, Hens Runhaar
Published in: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 2019, ISSN 2210-4224
DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2019.09.005

Creating urban green infrastructure where it is needed – A spatial ecosystem service-based decision analysis of green roofs in Barcelona

Author(s): Johannes Langemeyer, Diego Wedgwood, Timon McPhearson, Francesc Baró, Anders L. Madsen, David N. Barton
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 2019, Page(s) 135487, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135487

Urban greening through nature-based solutions – Key characteristics of an emerging concept

Author(s): Hade Dorst, Alexander van der Jagt, Rob Raven, Hens Runhaar
Published in: Sustainable Cities and Society, Issue 49, 2019, Page(s) 101620, ISSN 2210-6707
DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101620

Urban green boosterism and city affordability: For whom is the ‘branded’ green city?

Author(s): Melissa Garcia-Lamarca, Isabelle Anguelovski, Helen Cole, James JT Connolly, Lucía Argüelles, Francesc Baró, Stephanie Loveless, Carmen Pérez del Pulgar Frowein, Galia Shokry
Published in: Urban Studies, 2019, Page(s) 004209801988533, ISSN 0042-0980
DOI: 10.1177/0042098019885330

Nature-based solutions as discursive tools and contested practices in urban nature’s neoliberalisation processes

Author(s): Panagiota Kotsila, Isabelle Anguelovski, Francesc Baró, Johannes Langemeyer, Filka Sekulova, James J.T. Connolly
Published in: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2020, Page(s) 251484862090143, ISSN 2514-8486
DOI: 10.1177/2514848620901437

Clashing temporalities of care and support as key determinants of transformatory and justice potentials in urban gardens

Author(s): Panagiota Kotsila, Kathrin Hörschelmann, Isabelle Anguelovski, Filka Sekulova, Yuliana Lazova
Published in: Cities, Issue 106, 2020, Page(s) 102865, ISSN 0264-2751
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102865

New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the urban ‘green turn’ mean and where is it going?

Author(s): Isabelle Anguelovski, James JT Connolly, Melissa Garcia-Lamarca, Helen Cole, Hamil Pearsall
Published in: Progress in Human Geography, Issue 43/6, 2018, Page(s) 1064-1086, ISSN 0309-1325
DOI: 10.1177/0309132518803799

Nature-based solutions for urban biodiversity governance

Author(s): Linjun Xie, Harriet Bulkeley
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 110, 2020, Page(s) 77-87, ISSN 1462-9011
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.04.002

Understanding climate gentrification and shifting landscapes of protection and vulnerability in green resilient Philadelphia

Author(s): Galia Shokry, James JT Connolly, Isabelle Anguelovski
Published in: Urban Climate, Issue 31, 2020, Page(s) 100539, ISSN 2212-0955
DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100539

Economic Valuation of Green and Blue Nature in Cities : A Meta-Analysis

Author(s): Bockarjova, M.; Botzen, W.J.W.; Koetse, Mark J.
Published in: (2018) U.S.E. Working Paper series, volume 18, issue 08, 2018

Resilience through Nature-based Solutions

Author(s): Kiss, Bernadett; Wamsler, Christine; Mccormick, Kes
Published in: Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience, 2020

Assessing the Potential of Regulating Ecosystem Services as Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Areas

Author(s): Francesc Baró, Erik Gómez-Baggethun
Published in: Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas, 2017, Page(s) 139-158
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56091-5_9