Building Urban Resilience with Nature - A Practitioner's Guide to Action

Submitted by Eleni Goni on November 30, 2018 - 3:53pm

Recognizing that the value and role of nature was missing from mainstream planning and decision-making processes, Earth Economics and Resilient Melbourne took up the challenge of creating a practitioner resource for all those who are determined to take concrete steps to bridging the gap between the need to value nature, and political and financial will in policy and capital investments.
“Building Resilience with Nature: A Practitioner’s Guide to Action” was released the occasion of the Network Exchange: Nature-Based Solutions for Resilient and Biodiverse Cities, which took place in Milan from November 28 – 29, 2018. Hosted by the Municipality of Milan and Feltrinelli Foundation, this two-day convening featured Chief Resilience Officers from Milan, Melbourne, Paris, Greater Manchester, Toronto, Athens, Quito, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Lisbon, to build on the work done to date. City delegates presented their findings at the Mantua World Forum on Urban Forests immediately following the event.

This report is authored by Matt Chadsey with Earth Economics and Maree Grenfell with Resilient Melbourne, with the support of Sandy Tung of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.
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NbS Actions
NbS Ecosystem
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