Journal article

Choosing the right nature-based solutions to meet diverse urban challenges

Thami Croeser, Georgia Garrard, Roshan Sharma, Alessandro Ossola, Sarah Bekessy

URBAN FORESTRY & URBAN GREENING | ELSEVIER GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Increasing focus on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in cities has significantly expanded the range of applications in which urban nature is considered useful, as well as the range of NBS available. Traditional parks, gardens and street trees now sit alongside innovative approaches including rooftop pollinator habitats, constructed wetlands and hydroponic green facades, each of which has its own particular challenges and benefits. This variety of solutions introduces an important new decision-making challenge for cities wishing to implement NBS: choosing the right set of specific NBS interventions. Decision support tools such as Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) can help navigate complex d..

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Awarded by European Union


Funding Acknowledgements

This publication has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730426 (Urban GreenUP) . We acknowledge the valuable input of a range of NBS specialists across the globe who kindly gave their time to provide the vital expertelicited data that underpins the tool.