Maarit Särkilahti

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In April, a children’s urban nature lab was organised in Vuores, inviting children from day care centres, preschools and primary schools to participate in the development of nature-based systems in Vuores. The children learned about the role of basins and wetlands in water purification, the plants and animals found in the area and environmental research. The presentation by the storm water experts was followed by workshops in the classrooms on the theme “the storm water system of my dreams”. The lab was part of the Urban Nature Labs (UNaLab) project. The aim of UNaLab is to develop na
The EU funded Urban Nature Lab project develops the nature-based solutions of Vuores and Hiedanranta in the spirit of “living labs”. During the project, residents will act as researchers alongside professionals, testing the new innovations in their everyday lives. A series of three workshops is organised in Vuores and Hiedanranta during the spring 2018. The workshops involve visioning, ideating and implementing/testing nature-based solutions for the case areas. Nature-based solutions have many important tasks: they provide recreation, retains and purifies storm water, clean the air and off

Maarit Särkilahti

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions