Urban Nature-based Solutions
Innovative practices for urban resilience
Nowadays, cities and urbanised areas are facing numerous challenges. On one hand, climate change is severely affecting the functioning of cities, having an impact on the quality of life of millions of urban dwellers. Moreover, urban expansion and increasing urban populations are responsible for several economic, societal, and environmental threats. This study aims to guide decision-makers, local authorities, and practitioners in tackling these risks, by exploring how nature-based solutions (NbS) can support cities to increase their adaptive capacities and resilience. Therefore, this publication is providing a summary of innovative nature-based solutions - with a special focus on the challenges of extreme weather events cities are facing - to enhance urban resilience.