Renature Training Schools: Planning nature-based solutions in cities

Organised by the ReNature Horizon 2020 project

ReNature’s Second Interdisciplinary Training School, “Planning Nature-Based Solutions in Cities,” took place online from March 15 to 18, 2021. Over 50 participants, including PhD students and young researchers from around the world, came together to explore the integration of nature-based solutions (NbS) in urban planning  for biodiversity and ecosystem service benefits. The event featured inspiring keynote lectures, discussions on urban green infrastructure, and hands-on sessions in which participants worked on NbS projects. Despite online challenges, the training was highly successful, advancing participants’ NbS knowledge. This event marked the culmination of ReNature’s capacity-building activities, highlighting their ongoing commitment to advancing NbS and urban planning.

Course on Spatial Multicriteria Analysis for Environmental Decision-Making

ORGANIsed by the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering of trento

The course “Spatial Multicriteria Analysis for Environmental Decision-Making” was offered from 2012 to 2018 by the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. This course delved into the complexities of environmental decision-making, focusing on evaluating various options against multiple objectives and criteria. Multicriteria Analysis (MCA), coupled with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Spatial Multicriteria Analysis (SMCA), was a central theme. The course included decision theory, problem structuring, philosophy, methodology, and real-world examples. Participants were actively involved in both theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises, utilizing accessible software tools. The course attracted a diverse audience, including PhD students, research fellows, practitioners, and public officers interested in environmental decision-making and comparative analysis. It served as an invaluable platform for advancing expertise in the field of environmental management.