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Assessing the impacts of nature-based solutions using the Systemic Decision Support Tool and the NBS Simulation Visualisation Tool

The SDST/NBS-SVT uses a map-based view to present the potential direct and indirect environmental, social and economic impacts of different proposed NBS. The tool allows users to compare and visualise different NBS scenarios without (2030) and with (2050) climate change and/or population growth relative to the reference baseline situation (2015).

Buzzing results of the pollinator monitoring in Tampere

Citizens in Tampere have been able to participate in the city’s pollinator monitoring, which has taken place in the three UNaLab demonstration areas for nature-based solutions, through the iNaturalist mobile application. In the summers of 2020 and 2021, a total of 145 observations were registered on the application, representing 74 different species.

How do people use and perceive green spaces and how has COVID-19 changed the situation?

The results of the UNaLab survey on urban green spaces showed that the majority of urban residents surveyed prefer to use green and blue spaces and may change their walking or cycling route to spend time in green and blue spaces when they are not in a rush.

Park Gavoglio in Genova: making room for nature

The works to create a new, multifunctional public park on the site of the former Gavoglio barracks in UNaLab front-runner city Genova are progressing. Take part of the developments and ongoing works in this article.

How to successfully adopt Urban Living Labs?

UNaLab hosted a session on how to successfully adopt Urban Living Labs at the Nature of Cities Festival. The session explored the factors enabling the adoption of Urban Living Labs and the project saw 22 enthusiastic participants join the workshop to further discuss and evaluate these enablers.

Co-monitor NBS performance and impact with the City Performance Monitor

The City Performance Monitor is the UNaLab ICT tool that supports NBS performance and impact assessment, and enables the involvement of all the stakeholders in co-monitoring and data-driven decision-making.