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Nature Based Urban Innovation

Deliverables

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 Recommendations for Unlocking NBS Potential

Cocreation of recommendations for realising the potential of NBS with key stakeholders

NATURVATION Final Dissemination and Exploitation Plan

Dissemination and Exploitation Plan finalised and agreed by partners

6 Briefings for national policy-makers in each Partner country

Briefing note for each EU country included in the NATURVATION project in native language according to a template

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

Up to 10 briefing notes on financing and insurance arrangements for NBS

Briefing notes on examples of the different kinds of financial arrangement and business models being used in NBS innovation

Project Report: Structural conditions for integrating NBS: regulatory

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

Up to 10 briefing notes NBS in the urban development sector

Briefing notes on examples of the use of NBS in the urban development sector

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

Project Report: Full Potential of NBS in European Cities

Report detailing the assessment of NBS in European cities using the NBSAF

Project Report: NBS structuring conditions & critical pathways

Report identifying the structural conditions shaping the potential for NBS and the critical pathways through which NBS innovation can be enabled

Project Report on connections between NBS economic, social & health indicators

Report on the analysis of the links between NBS and economic social and health indicators in European cities

Project Report: Steps for Systemic Integration of NBS

Project report on the critical steps required to realise the potential for NBS

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

Final Report on Transdisciplinary Practice for NBS

Report on the transdisciplinary process and outcomes of NATURVATION

Project Report: NATURVATION database

Report detailing the method and initial analysis of the NATURVATION database

Joint Policy Brief with other NBS projects

A policy brief will be prepared jointly with other projects funded under H2020SCC032016 to focusing on general principles and specific processes for the replication of naturebased solutions at a wider scale

6 articles in municipal press

Six articles on NATURVATION published in relevant municipal publications

Project Report on the NATURVATION analytical framework

Integrated analytical framework for NATURVATION summarised in a project report

Project Report on the Task Force

Report summarising the work of the NATURVATION Task Force

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.

Project Report on URIP Process

Final report on the URIP process and outcomes

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.

6 articles in urban development & 6 in financial trade journals

Articles in publications targeting the urban development and financial sectors

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.

3 Briefings for EU policy-makers produced

Three briefing notes on different aspects of urban NBS innovation produced for EU policy makers

Project Report Communication, Dissemination & Impact Activities

Summary report evaluating the activities and impact of NATURVATION

1 Briefing in English for national policy makers across Europe

Policy briefing summarising the main project findings for national level policy makers across Europe

Up to 20 ‘snapshot’ reports

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

Five reports on Integrating NBS to address sustainability challenges

Report for each national context comparing the structural conditions shaping the potential for NBS in each case

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

Open access digital map of the potential of NBS in cities in Europe

Digital map showing the spatial pattern of NBS potential in European cities

MOOC created and available online

MOOC developed and deployed

First version of the NBSAF tool

First iteration of the NBS Assessment Framework tool

Sharing of key project outputs with ThinkNature and OPPLA

Online platforms for NBS guidance tools and resources

NATURVATION Project website

Project website developed and live

Community event in URIP cities (x 6)

Events held in each URIP city to communicate the outcomes of the project

Presentations at 6 events for municipalities

Presentations made to municipal audiences and filmed for availability online

Project Report: back-casting scenarios and NBS VR tool

SimCity Game developed and available online with accompanying report

NATURVATION Exhibition

Exhibition developed to demonstrate the potential of NBS innovation from the findings of the project and displayed at appropriate venues

Publications

Reviewing financing barriers and strategies for urban nature-based solutions

Author(s): Helen Toxopeus, Friedemann Polzin
Published in: Journal of Environmental Management, 289, 2021, Page(s) 112371, ISSN 0301-4797
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112371

Working on the boundaries—How do science use and interpret the nature-based solution concept?

Author(s): Helena I. Hanson, Björn Wickenberg, Johanna Alkan Olsson
Published in: Land Use Policy, 90, 2020, Page(s) 104302, ISSN 0264-8377
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104302

Community gardening in Hellinikon as a resistance struggle against neoliberal urbanism: spatial autogestion and the right to the city in post-crisis Athens, Greece

Author(s): Elia Apostolopoulou, Panagiota Kotsila
Published in: Urban Geography, 2021, Page(s) 1-27, ISSN 0272-3638
Publisher: V.H. Winston and Sons, Inc.
DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2020.1863621

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, 107, 2020, Page(s) 102892, ISSN 0264-2751
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102892

Nature-Based Solutions or Debacles? The Politics of Reflexive Governance for Sustainable and Just Cities

Author(s): Alexander P. N. van der Jagt, Bernadett Kiss, Shunsuke Hirose, Wakana Takahashi
Published in: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 2, 2021, ISSN 2624-9634
Publisher: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities
DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2020.583833

Advancing the implementation of nature-based solutions in cities: A review of frameworks

Author(s): Björn Wickenberg, Kes McCormick, Johanna Alkan Olsson
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, 125, 2021, Page(s) 44-53, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.08.016

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, 112, 2020, Page(s) 293-304, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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, 105, 2020, Page(s) 102839, ISSN 0264-2751
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102839

School greening: Right or privilege? Examining urban nature within and around primary schools through an equity lens

Author(s): Francesc Baró, David A. Camacho, Carmen Pérez Del Pulgar, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Isabelle Anguelovski
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 208, 2021, Page(s) 104019, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.104019

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
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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, 112, 2020, Page(s) 254-263, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.05.021

Editorial to the special issue “Advancing urban ecosystem service implementation and assessment considering different dimensions of environmental justice”

Author(s): Francesc Baró, Johannes Langemeyer, Edyta Łaszkiewicz, Nadja Kabisch
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, 115, 2021, Page(s) 43-46, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.10.008

Nurturing nature: Exploring socio-spatial conditions for urban experimentation

Author(s): Marloes Dignum, Hade Dorst, Maarten van Schie, Ton Dassen, Rob Raven
Published in: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 2020, Page(s) 7-25, ISSN 2210-4224
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.010

The governance of nature-based solutions in the city at the intersection of justice and equity

Author(s): Filka Sekulova, Isabelle Anguelovski, Bernadett Kiss, Panagiota Kotsila, Francesc Baró, Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, James Connolly
Published in: Cities, 112, 2021, Page(s) 103136, ISSN 0264-2751
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2021.103136

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, 57, 2019, Page(s) 1-11, ISSN 1353-8292
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.02.001

Tracing and building up environmental justice considerations in the urban ecosystem service literature: A systematic review

Author(s): Amalia Calderón-Argelich, Stefania Benetti, Isabelle Anguelovski, James J.T. Connolly, Johannes Langemeyer, Francesc Baró
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 214, 2021, Page(s) 104130, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104130

A review of studies assessing ecosystem services provided by urban green and blue infrastructure

Author(s): Clara J. Veerkamp, Aafke M. Schipper, Katarina Hedlund, Tanya Lazarova, Amanda Nordin, Helena I. Hanson
Published in: Ecosystem Services, 52, 2021, Page(s) 101367, ISSN 2212-0416
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101367

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, 69/6, 2019, Page(s) 455-466, ISSN 0006-3568
Publisher: American Institute of Biological Sciences
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
Publisher: Reidel Pub. Co.
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
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2019.1636507

Economic valuation of green and blue nature in cities: A meta-analysis

Author(s): Marija Bockarjova, Wouter J.W. Botzen, Mark J. Koetse
Published in: Ecological Economics, 169, 2020, Page(s) 106480, ISSN 0921-8009
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106480

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, 247, 2020, Page(s) 119154, ISSN 0959-6526
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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, 102, 2019, Page(s) 54-64, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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, 49, 2019, Page(s) 101620, ISSN 2210-6707
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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
Publisher: Sage
DOI: 10.1177/2514848620901437

State of the Art and Latest Advances in Exploring Business Models for Nature-Based Solutions

Author(s): Beatriz Mayor, Helen Toxopeus, Siobhan McQuaid, Edoardo Croci, Benedetta Lucchitta, Suhana E. Reddy, Aitziber Egusquiza, Monica A. Altamirano, Tamara Trumbic, Andreas Tuerk, Gemma García, Efrén Feliu, Cosima Malandrino, Joanne Schante, Anne Jensen, Elena López Gunn
Published in: Sustainability, 13/13, 2021, Page(s) 7413, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su13137413

Synthesizing multiple ecosystem service assessments for urban planning: A review of approaches, and recommendations

Author(s): Chiara Cortinovis, Davide Geneletti, Katarina Hedlund
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 213, 2021, Page(s) 104129, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104129

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, 106, 2020, Page(s) 102865, ISSN 0264-2751
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102865

Structural conditions for the wider uptake of urban nature-based solutions – A conceptual framework

Author(s): Hade Dorst, Alexander van der Jagt, Hens Runhaar, Rob Raven
Published in: Cities, 116, 2021, Page(s) 103283, ISSN 0264-2751
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2021.103283

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, 43/6, 2018, Page(s) 1064-1086, ISSN 0309-1325
Publisher: SAGE Publications
DOI: 10.1177/0309132518803799

Urban Design and the Role of Placemaking in Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions. Learning From the Biblioteca Degli Alberi Case Study in Milan

Author(s): Judit Boros, Israa Mahmoud
Published in: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, 2021, ISSN 2624-9634
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2021.635610

Nature-based solutions for urban biodiversity governance

Author(s): Linjun Xie, Harriet Bulkeley
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, 110, 2020, Page(s) 77-87, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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, 31, 2020, Page(s) 100539, ISSN 2212-0955
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100539

Global Urbanism - Knowledge, Power and the City

Author(s): Harriet Bulkeley, Laura Tozer, Emma Lecavalier
Published in: Global Urbanism- Knowledge, Power and the City, 2021, Page(s) Chapter 23, ISBN 9780429259593
Publisher: Routledge
DOI: 10.4324/9780429259593

Resilience through Nature-based Solutions

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

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, ISBN 978-3-319-53750-4
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56091-5_9

Bringing nature back to cities

Author(s): Natalie Marchant
Published in: www.wartsila.com/insights, 2021
Publisher: Wärtsilä