ReNature Training Course 3 'Nature-based Solutions in Urban Planning'
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are actions inspired and supported by nature that have the potential to build resilience in cities, while also providing multiple co-benefits to urban communities and individuals. Examples include urban green and blue space, green roofs and walls, rain gardens, community gardens, sustainable urban drainage systems. The research into NbS is progressing rapidly, and there is a need to mainstream results into urban planning. This training course is aimed at PhD students, post-doc and research fellows, practitioners, and public officers interested in planning and designing NbS to address urban challenges.
The course, organized by the ReNature project, will upskill participants in: understanding the ecological foundations of NbS, assessing their impacts on ecosystem services and their socio-economic implications, identifying planning barriers and opportunities, applying key principles for NbS design.