Unveiling the Power of Nature-based Solutions for Equitable, Green, and Healthy European Cities

October 18, 2023I14:15to15:45



Maria Loroño Leturiondo
October 16, 2023

Maria Loroño will speak about nature-based solutions (NbS) as a transformative approach for urban resilience.

This session focuses on advancing the role of nature-based solutions (NbS) as a transformative approach for urban resilience. Until now NbS (and other adaptation solutions) have been top-down and used a technocratic approach for implementation. However, NbS has the potential to be grounded locally, and should be implemented and evaluated through bottom-up approaches that pay attention to social aspects such as justice and maladaptative issues.


  •  Elena Petsani (ICLEI Europe)


  • Efren Feliu (Tecnalia)
  • Bianca Lüders (City of Hamburg)
  • Maria Loroño (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change)
  • Marianne Zandersen (Aarhus University)
  • Ellen Banzhaf (Helmholtz-Zentrum Für Umweltforschung – UFZ)
  • Marc Barra (Institut Paris Region)
  • Lene Vinther Larsen (Aarhus Kommune)
  • Åsa Ode-Sang (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet)
  • Laurence Jones (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
  • Sally Anderson (Aarhus University)

Location: Room E0008, European Urban Resilience Forum

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