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The “Horizon 2020 European Dialogue and Clustering Action: Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions” will take place in the City of A Coruña (Spain), next May 16-18, 2018. The venue will be the main building of the Barrie Foundation in St. Cantón Grande, 9, A Coruña. 

The “Horizon 2020 European Dialogue and Clustering Action Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions” ,is being organized by the People-Environment Research-Group at the University of A Corña within a joint initiative of two European projects “Connecting Nature” and the support platform Think Nature and is co-organized by the University of A Coruna(Spain).

Download the PROGRAMME in pdf version

Consult here the CONCEPT NOTE  of the event. 

The event will bring together more than 180 expertsnature-basedbase sulutions. key actors (e.g. business representatives and market actors, scientists and experts, policy makers and end users such as municipalities, local and regional authorities) from across the EU and from overseas, including relevant representatives from the European Commission and other international institutions dealing with the funding, monitoring evaluation of nature-based solutions.

Several European-wide research projects, CONNECTING NATURE, THINK NATURE, Urban GreenUP, GROWGREEN, UNALAB, PHUSICOS, ISOCARP and NAIAD, will showcase their demonstration actions of large-scale design, implementation evaluation of NBS. Among the participants, we have representatives of the United Nations Environment Program, the European Environment Agency, EU-Brazil – Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, the European Dredging Association – EuDA, the European Platform of Construction Technology (ECTP), the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, WWF.

The ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability network and a selection of European cities, pioneers in the implementation of solutions based on nature, will present their experiences and challenges in the design and financing of ecological infrastructures.

Participant cities are: A Coruna, SpainGlasgow, UKNicosia, Cyprus, Poznan, PolandParis, France,Tampere, Finland, , Genk, Belgium,Bologna, ItalyMalaga, Spain, Regensburg, GermanyStavanger, NorwayTbilisi, GeorgiaSantiago de Compostela, SpainKarlova Ves, BratislavaIoannina, Greece,Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaPrague, Czech RepublicPavlos Melas, Greece, London, UK, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy, and City of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Transforming cities 18 will focus on 3 main themes:

The event will adopt the highly dynamic and interactive format of a pressure cooker, with guiding questions and specific outcomes prepared for each day aimed at learning and exchange among participants.

The main conclusions from the Horizon 2020European Dialogue and Clustering Action Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with NBS  will be elaborated to take the form of a “Roadmap for Research and Action on establishing a reference framework for NBS in addressing social challenges”. This will be made publicly available and will mark a milestone in the streamlining of efforts from both cities, policymakers, academics for accelerating transitions to more vibrant cities and sustainable cities in Europe and beyond.

Also, and based on the main discussions regarding the NBS impact evaluation, a white paper will be produced offering an overview of the current developments in the NBS field, identifying new tools and opportunities for  monitoring of NBS and showing the added value of it, all illustrated with  examples and aimed at informing the EU urban planning & sustainability policies.

More information about the event in http://www.people-environment-udc.org/transforming-cities-enhancing-wellbeing