Davide Geneletti gave a keynote at the Urban Natures workshop, organized by Urban Futures LABEX, University of Paris-Est.

The talk introduced the topic of nature-based solutions (NbS) in urban areas and discussed some key open issues related to NbS planning and implementation:

• Designing targeted NbS: Understanding the relationship between green space characteristics and the provision of different ecosystem services

• Choosing appropriate policy instruments to mainstream NbS in urban planning: Examples from recent experiences

• Upscaling NbS: Assessing the cost-effectiveness of upscaling strategies

• Understanding the implications of NbS planning in terms of environmental justice and of the distribution of beneficiaries.

The talk concluded by introducing some elements for assessing the potential contribution of NbS to urban sustainability.


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