Urban Regeneration


Urban regeneration through NbS

An assessment framework for climate-proof nature-based solutions

Submitted by Stavros Stagakis on May 17, 2019 - 10:09am
Raising interest in ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS) has inspired attempts to organise their principles and qualities within comprehensive and internally consistent evaluation frameworks, so as to demonstrate the superior performance of ‘working with nature’. However, the proposed frameworks stop short of taking into account the changing conditions in which NBS are set to operate. Climate change, in particular, can alter ecosystems and their services, and may undermine the performance of green solutions that rely on them.