Engagement of marginalised groups in NBS planning and management via long-term mosaic governance

EU Program / Principal / Funder etc.:

Project lifespan:
2023 - 2026

About project:

NATURO will study how quality of life can be increased for marginalised groups, by using the potential of nature. This project builds on three recent research projects to develop a strategic framework for capacity building and empowerment of both local government and civil society stakeholders to co-create NBS.
The NATURO framework will be used, evaluated and refined in real-life settings, in order to serve and strengthen both the social and ecological resilience of urban areas. We will re-develop existing urban NBS in small-scale, local, co-development interventions – Micro Urban Living Labs (MULLs). The MULLs will be established in three European local governments, implemented by the city authorities and followed and evaluated by researchers, social innovators and policymaking experts from three countries. This will support replication and transferability, thus helping to mitigate inequality in access to NBS across Europe.
The expected outcome is an empirically tested framework that local governments can use in different planning and management contexts to create long-term changes in local governance processes and policy making to support the wider use of NBS across different user groups.

Project leader:

 Barbara Goličnik Marušić  
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Urban Planning institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Trnovski pristan 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 13.00
Tuesdays also: 15.00 – 17.00
Summer, July–August:
Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 13.00

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