Nordic Edge 2018
Wed, 06/06/2018

Call for Challenges Still Open for the NBS Workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo

The UNaLab project will through its partners ERRIN and ENoLL, together with ERRIN's Smart Citites Working Group members Eindhoven, Stavanger and Cities Northern Netherlands, organise a nature-based solutions workshop during the Nordic Edge Expo on 26th September in Stavanger, Norway.

The name of the workshop is 'Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real-life Challenges'. The aim of the workshop is to bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real-life climate issues, which today's European smart cities are facing. The participants will explore pre-selected urban challenges and co-create potential solutions through a facilitated gamified co-creation tool – the CoCo-toolkit. 

To deliver a successful and relevant workshop, the organisers are still calling on cities and regions to submit concrete examples of challenges related to climate change and nature-based solutions, that can be used during the workshop. The participants of the workshop will namely be divided into groups and each group will receive a concrete challenge related to nature-based solutions, which they need to work with and try to solve. 

To give some help, eight wide groups of different types of challenges have been set up:

  • Climate driven health issues
  • Water scarcity
  • Flooding
  • Water/air pollution
  • Heat stress
  • Rapid growth/increased densification
  • Habitat loss
  • Reduced biodiversity

Please note that if your city's or region's challenge is selected for the workshop, we would like somebody from your city or region to come to the workshop in Stavanger to present the challenge to the group of participants that will work with your challenge.

The deadline for submitting challenges is 29th June 2018