Transforming cities, enhancing well-being

Innovating with nature-based solutions: a 3-day event in A Coruna

Urban and peri-urban agriculture faces many challenges and fosters the sustainable development of cities. It brings nature into cities, trying to balance the urbanisation with integrity of the land, enhancing the environmental and sustainable management of land and water, despite an increase in urban dwellers.

These challenges will be among the topics discussed during “Transforming cities, enhancing well-being: innovating with nature-based solutions“, the 3-day event which will take place from 16th to 18th May 2018 at the University of A Coruna (Spain).

The event will address social challenges through nature-based solutions: inspirational talks, discussions and showcasing activities will animate the debate around three themes:

1.        Sustainable urbanisation in cities and restoration of degraded ecosystems;

2.       Robust assessment of nature-based solutions impacts: creating the evidence base to inform urban policy-makers;

3.       Enhancing innovation potential through new governance and funding models for nature-based solutions.

The event brings together over 150 delegates, including representatives from the European Commission and around 50 European cities – among them the Metropolitan City of Bologna –  in order to exchange experiences and identify synergies for joint pathways to sustainable and resilient cities in Europe. It will be also a cross-fertilization opportunity for MADRE with other EU financed projects. 

Yoy can find more information on the Connecting Nature website.