NbS Knowledge Hub


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A Hub for online resources on NbS state-of-the-art practise.

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  1. A revised terminology for vegetated rooftops based on function and vegetation
    NbS Resource Document: Article,

    The proliferation of vegetated, or green roofs, warrant a revisit of the terminology used in order to efficiently, and without confusion, convey information among scientists, policy makers...

    Submitted on March 3, 2020 - 9:16pm

  2. A Framework for Assessing Benefits of Implemented Nature-Based Solutions
    NbS Resource Document: Article,

    Nature-based solutions (NBS) are solutions that can protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems in urban and rural areas, while providing many benefits and co-...

    Submitted on December 12, 2019 - 10:34am

  3. Think Nature-based Solutions
    NbS Resource Document: Article,

    This article was published at the Project Repository Journal (Oct/ Nov 2019 – Volume 3, pages 56-59) [...

    Submitted on December 11, 2019 - 10:13am

  4. THINKNATURE HANDBOOK
    NbS Resource Document: Book,

    This Handbook has been developed in the framework of the ThinkNature project. Its main objective is to gather and promote state-of-the-art knowledge regarding Nature-Based Solutions (NBS),...

    Submitted on September 16, 2019 - 3:41pm

  5. Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 4
    NbS Resource Document: Presentation,

    This document concerns the second presentation about "Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS: Shared Governance, Spatial Challenges and Environmental Policies", presented...

    Submitted on June 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

NBS Latest Documents

Updated date: March 3, 2020 - 9:16pm

The proliferation of vegetated, or green roofs, warrant a revisit of the terminology used in order to efficiently, and without confusion, convey information among scientists, policy makers and practitioners. A Web of Science and Google Scholar search (from 1996 to 2018) showed a steady increase in green roof articles, reaching close to 300 per year in WOS and ca. 2500 in Google Scholar, with approximately 10–20%, and up to 40 % of all articles using the terms extensive and/or intensive, especially in recent years.

Updated date: December 12, 2019 - 10:34am

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are solutions that can protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems in urban and rural areas, while providing many benefits and co-benefits including stormwater mitigation, biodiversity enhancement, and human well-being. As such, NBS have the potential to alleviate many of the environmental, social, and economic issues that we face today.

Updated date: December 11, 2019 - 3:56pm

This article was published at the Project Repository Journal (Oct/ Nov 2019 – Volume 3, pages 56-59) [link]. The article summarizes all the achievements of the ThinkNature project with links on the exploitable results and the deliverables that can be found on the ThinkNature Platform.

Updated date: September 17, 2019 - 12:22pm

This Handbook has been developed in the framework of the ThinkNature project. Its main objective is to gather and promote state-of-the-art knowledge regarding Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), comprising a comprehensive guide to all relevant actors. To this end, each aspect of NBS is investigated, from project development to financing and policy making, and is presented in a concise and comprehensive way, in order to be easily understandable. Regarding the EU agenda around NBS, this Handbook contributes to:

Updated date: June 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

This document concerns the second presentation about "Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS: Shared Governance, Spatial Challenges and Environmental Policies", presented by Israa Mahmoud during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

Updated date: June 10, 2019 - 4:46pm

This document concerns the first presentation about "The Sustainable Land Use (SLU) and Nature Based Solution (NBS) Urban Agenda Partnership: Brief overview and focus on Action 6 on better regulation", presented by Claudia de Luca during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:33pm

Ecological urbanism can create urban quality and atmosphere

Updated date: June 11, 2019 - 11:38am

Presented by Andre Butz

Updated date: June 7, 2019 - 2:43pm

This document concerns the second presentation about blended capital for nature-based infrastructure, presented by Oshani Perera during the third ThinkNature webinar about "Financing and Business Models for NBS". This webinar invited NBS existing and potential practitioners (businesses such as start-ups, NGOs, etc.) to discover the economic aspect of NBS.

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:40pm

Presented by Jerome Defrance

Updated date: June 7, 2019 - 2:47pm

This document concerns the first presentation about the business case for NBS projects, presented by Juraj Jurik during the third ThinkNature webinar about "Financing and Business Models for NBS". This webinar invited NBS existing and potential practitioners (businesses such as start-ups, NGOs, etc.) to discover the economic aspect of NBS.

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

Presented by Magali Paris

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

Presented by Raffaella Gueze

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

Presented by Lorenz Dexler

Updated date: June 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

Presented by Muller Serge

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NbS Videos

  1. Discussion Q&A, C. de Luca, I. Mahmoud, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 4
    Uploaded: June 10, 2019 - 4:32pm


  2. Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS, I. Mahmoud - ThinkNature Webinar 4
    Uploaded: June 10, 2019 - 4:28pm


  3. The SLU and NBS Urban Agenda Partnership, C. de Luca - ThinkNature Webinar 4
    Uploaded: June 10, 2019 - 4:25pm


  4. Interview with Marcus Collier about co-creation and innovation with NBS
    Uploaded: May 29, 2019 - 1:00pm


  5. Interview with Peter De Ruiter on NBS and ecology
    Uploaded: May 29, 2019 - 1:23pm