Connecting Nature

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Connecting Nature is a research and innovation project on accelerating the scaling of nature-based solutions in European cities.

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General introduction

Connecting Nature project aims to co-develop the policy and practices necessary to scale up urban resilience, innovation and governance via nature-based solutions. It is a five-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Programme. Cities are transitionscapes, where transformative change can be scaled and amplified. Traditional public (spatial) planning processes cannot always harvest this potential of cities, and can even become counterproductive. Such processes do not include mechanisms that can take up lessons from experimentation, nor do they usually address conditions for the scaling up of transformative practices. Connecting Nature will devise and test approaches using multi-disciplinary methods where solutions are designed and created collaboratively that will lead towards the creation of resilient, greener, healthier cities, leading to a more sustainable living for their citizens. It is a partnership of 31 organisations co-working with local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics.

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