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COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, INnovation and Governance


NBS Implementation Plan for multiplier hubs

Report on naturebased financing and entrepreneurship in UrbanByNature hubs to unlock implementation

Work Package 1 Report 2

Report on the outcomes of the lessons learned mapping of emerging experiments and expert workshops leading to a synthesis of the most promising indicators for naturebased solutions

Funding solutions for NBS

Submission of funding applications/development of financial partnerships/establishment of funding platforms to facilitate accelerated nature-based solution delivery.

Work Package 2 Report 2

Final report of all meetings consultations webinars and workshops and the publication of a coproduction guidebook for cities consisting of 2 guidebooks A practical guide to using coproduction for naturebased solutions and A practical guide to using reflexive monitoring for naturebased solutions including infographics

Work Package 3 Report 1

Report on front-runner cities’ current expertise and experience in nature-based solutions based on a synthesis of outcomes from experiential workshops, and concluding with a process chart for transferrable Key Performance Indicators approach to nature-based solutions

Work Package 3 Report 2

An interim report on progress towards initiation of citywide naturebased solutions exemplars including an Excel database of citywide naturebased solutions exemplars

Work Package 5 Report 1

A report on the establishment of a Connecting Nature Academy which will produce recommendations on the implementation conditions for naturebased solutions

Work Package 3 Report 3

Report on progress of naturebased solution implementation

Work Package 4 Report 2

Report on outcomes as well as progress on identifying funding mechanisms and organisational resourcing processes including the establishment of open innovation teams for each city for largescale implementation of the Connecting Nature Framework in fastfollower cities

Work Package 4 Report 3

Report on implementation of Connecting Nature Frameworks to include the provision of feedback into the planning process and the impact assessment and reference framework

Work Package 4 Report 1

Report on knowledge transfer between frontrunner cities and fastfollower cities taking into account the proceedings of the knowledge sharing workshops and mentoring process

Work Package 2 Report 1

Report on outcomes of meetings, consultations, webinars and workshops leading to the publication of a ‘Co-creation for cities’ guidebook and infographics.

Connecting Nature Framework reports for fast-follower cities

Connecting Nature Framework reports for fastfollower cities


Project website activated as well as an internal online IPR directory and branding guidelines

Addition of roadmaps to Oppla platform

Placing regionallyspecific knowledge and support roadmaps onto the Oppla platform

Work Package 1 online toolkit

Interactive online toolkit containing innovative evidencebased demonstrations for naturebased solutions deployment in cities with examples of best practice and successful partnerships including most creative governance and organizational change strategies This will be fed into the EXPO Task 66 and will seek to stimulate emerging partnerships and funding of datagathering for naturebased solutions effectiveness


Front and back yard green analysis with subpixel vegetation fractions from earth observation data in a city

Author(s): Dagmar Haase, Clemens Jänicke, Thilo Wellmann
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, Issue 182, 2019, Page(s) 44-54, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.10.010

Introducing nature-based solutions into urban policy – facts and gaps. Case study of Poznań

Author(s): Iwona Zwierzchowska, Katarzyna Fagiewicz, Lidia Poniży, Piotr Lupa, Andrzej Mizgajski
Published in: Land Use Policy, Issue 85, 2019, Page(s) 161-175, ISSN 0264-8377
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.03.025

Identifying principles for the design of robust impact evaluation frameworks for nature-based solutions in cities

Author(s): Adina Dumitru, Niki Frantzeskaki, Marcus Collier
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 112, 2020, Page(s) 107-116, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.05.024

Renaturing cities using a regionally-focused biodiversity-led multifunctional benefits approach to urban green infrastructure

Author(s): Stuart Connop, Paula Vandergert, Bernd Eisenberg, Marcus J. Collier, Caroline Nash, Jack Clough, Darryl Newport
Published in: Environmental Science & Policy, Issue 62, 2016, Page(s) 99-111, ISSN 1462-9011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.01.013

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
Publisher: American Institute of Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz042

Not Simply Green: Nature-Based Solutions as a Concept and Practical Approach for Sustainability Studies and Planning Agendas in Cities

Author(s): Diana Dushkova, Dagmar Haase
Published in: Land, Issue 9/1, 2020, Page(s) 19, ISSN 2073-445X
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/land9010019

Lawns in Cities: From a Globalised Urban Green Space Phenomenon to Sustainable Nature-Based Solutions

Author(s): Maria Ignatieva, Dagmar Haase, Diana Dushkova, Annegret Haase
Published in: Land, Issue 9/3, 2020, Page(s) 73, ISSN 2073-445X
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/land9030073

Dealing with Hard Surfaces to make Nature-based Solution Eco-gardens

Author(s): Kupczyk, Dominika; Connop, Stuart; Vandergert, Paula
Published in: 2020
Publisher: Connecting Nature
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3938937

Nature-Based Solutions Initiating Scaling Guidelines

Author(s): Connop, Stuart; Vandergert, Paula
Published in: 2019
Publisher: Connecting Nature
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3938919

Green walls for clean air

Author(s): Gölsdorf, Katrin; Müller, Hans; Collier, Marcus J.
Published in: 2017
Publisher: TURAS Project
DOI: 10.13140/rg.2.2.33928.93441

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