Nature4Cities Platform

Nature4Cities aims at raising awareness about NBS and foster new collaborative models for NBS uptake by developing a knowledge and decision support platform. The platform launch is planned for 2020. It will provide knowledge repositories, tools for the assessment of benefits, co-benefits and costs of NBS projects, as well as tools to manage stakeholder's participation processes.

Nature4Cities' objective is to reinforce the science-policy-society interface, and thus to help developing solutions that are scientifically efficient, socially acceptable and economically viable.

The tools will be developed during the project.

If you want to take part in these developments or

be informed, we invite you to

The tools will be integrated in Nature4Cities platform

 

Who are you?

Tools for Citizens

Access to general NBS-related knowledge

NBS Database

Learn about NBS and easily understand the main urban challenges they address. Find information about existing NBS and their main characteristics.

NBS Projects

Observatory

Discover some pioneering projects and

browse concrete applications of NBS in precise urban contexts.

Already available ! Get an overview and understanding of how NBS projects can be implemented (governance models, business models, financing mechanisms) to be able to interact with decision makers.

 Access to local participation processes 

Citizens' Say

Participate on topics related to NBS applied to your city and give your opinion on projects developed in your area.

Ask questions and exchange with the community.

 
Tools for Municipalities
Access knowledge regarding NBS, pioneering projects, and NBS implementation (governance, business, finance, barriers and drivers).

NBS Database

Learn about NBS and easily understand the main challenges they address. Find information about existing NBS and their main characteristics.

Identify the most suitable NBS for each practical case.

NBS Projects

Observatory

Get an overview of what other municipalities are doing and discover cases and success stories that could suit your own needs.

Already available ! Get an overview and understanding of how NBS projects can be implemented (governance models, business models, financing mechanisms) and of the barriers and drivers related to NBS implementation.

Pre-Selection Tools

Get advice on possible NBS and implementation models based on your urban context, objectives and constraints.

Geocluster4NBS

Search for solutions that you can import from geographical areas with similar urban context with regard to NBS implementation.

Promote and manage collaborative and participative approaches, share information and exchange about your urban projects involving NBS.

Citizen's Say

Share information on your projects with citizens and get feedback.

Organize votes and launch public consultations.

Share your experience with local experts and other cities and get suggestions.

Learn from others' stories.

Assess the benefits, co-benefits and costs of your NBS

Simplified Urban Assessment Tool

Estimate the benefits of using NBS and select the most suited solutions related to your local urban challenges (climate mitigation, climate adaptation, urban water management, biodiversity, etc.).

Environmental Impact Assessment Tool

Get information about the environmental impacts of your NBS project

Socio-Economic Assessment Tool

Assess the socio-economic impacts of your NBS project, through its influence on ecosystem services and quality of life.

Tools for Experts

Access knowledge regarding NBS, pioneering projects and NBS implementation (governance, business, finance barriers and drivers)

NBS Database

Consult a catalogue of NBS and get information about their characteristics in relation to the specific urban challenge they address.

NBS Projects

Observatory

Learn from previous pioneering experiences by accessing examples of existing solutions implemented or demonstrated in specific urban contexts.

Get insight and inspiration from best practices and success stories

and learn from projects that encountered difficulties.

Share information about your own projects.

Already available ! Get an overview and understanding of how NBS projects can be implemented (governance models, business models, financing mechanisms) and of the barriers and drivers related to NBS implementation.

Pre-Selection Tools

Get advice on possible NBS and implementation models based on your urban context, objectives and constraints.

Geocluster4NBS

Identify geographical areas where you can replicate a NBS that you have already demonstrated. Or search for solutions that you can import from geographical areas with similar urban context with regard to NBS implementation.

Engage in a community of NBS experts and professionals

Citizens' Say

Share your specific cases with others and get suggestions.

Learn from others' stories.

Assess the benefits, co-benefits and costs of your NBS projects

Simplified Urban Assessment Tool

Estimate benefits related to NBS and select the most suited solutions related to your local urban challenges (climate mitigation, climate adaptation, urban water management, biodiversity, etc.).

Environmental Impact Assessment Tool

Get information about the environmental impacts of your NBS project

Socio-Economic Assessment Tool

Assess the socio-economic impacts of your NBS project, through its influence on ecosystem services and quality of life.

 
 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468

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