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Read all the latest news from the UNaLab project and the NBS community

The UNaLab Toolkit

In UNaLab, a wide range of co-creation tools and methods have been used across the different urban demonstration areas to explore, design, implement and evaluate the nature-based solutions that will help the UNaLab cities tackle their specific climate and water related challenges. All of these tools and methods will now be gathered in an online Toolkit!

The Urban Living Lab Playground Game

The second prototype of the Urban Living Lab Playground Game was tested at two events over the summer period: The Nature of Cities Summit and the OpenLivingLab Days.

Managing Urban Water in a Changing Climate

UNaLab project partner Laura Wendling wrote an article for the Finnish Civil Engineering association’s magazine Rakennustekniikka, under the topic Managing Urban Water in a Changing Climate. The article focuses on the problem of urban stormwater runoff, that is expected to increase in the future due to increasingly intense and frequent heavy precipitation events as a result of climate change.

The Follower Cities’ Journey Towards an NBS Roadmap

The UNaLab project’s five European follower cities are currently working on developing their roadmaps for nature-based solutions, which will support the cities in achieving their sustainable urban development and resilience goals. This roadmapping process consists of a series of three workshops in which the follower cities, together with local stakeholders, will co-create their own NBS roadmaps.

Tampere Has Initiated the Implementation of Co-created NBS

The City of Tampere in Finland is one of the three front-runner cities in the UNaLab project. In the Nordic conditions in Tampere, climate change is expected to result in higher temperatures and increased rainfall, especially during winter time. Subsequently, the city’s focus in the UNaLab project is on stormwater management.

UNaLab Technical Handbook of Nature-based Solutions

The UNaLab project has developed a first draft version of its Technical Handbook of Nature-based Solutions. This handbook was developed to deliver the knowledge base for the participants of the co-creation workshops in the front-runner cities, as they represented a broad range of stakeholders, such as decision makers, practitioners and members of civil society, with diverse backgrounds and knowledge of NBS, planning and design aspects.

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