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1 June 2019
CLEVER Cities guidance on co-creating NBS presented in Lisbon, Portugal
1 June 2019
The CLEVER Cities team publicly presented the guidance on co-creating nature-based solutions (NBS) designed for NBS deployment in the CLEVER Cities project at the biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA 2019) held in Lisbon (28-30 May 2019).
The guidance defines the methodological co-creation framework to co-design and co-implement Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in 16 steps: a series of practical toolkits and templates that start from the construction of an urban innovation partnership (UIP), to the development of CLEVER Action Labs (CALs) as a form of urban living labs aimed at the design, construction and collaborative management of urban green solutions.
Green solutions are a crucial opportunity to promote urban regeneration that attracts the attention and generates co-benefits for the interests of citizens and economic actors. The guidance stresses the importance of citizen engagement along the co-creation process for the 9 cities involved in the European CLEVER Cities project. Because of their different scales and spatial contexts, the proposed pathway of green urban regeneration is easily applicable to other contexts that want to undertake a similar "green urban regeneration" path.
The following phase of the project is to make the guidance a universal tool for NBS co-production in any city and disseminating the governance, financial and technical lessons learned.