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Latest issue


Hello CLEVER Thinkers!

Our CLEVER Cities and UrbanByNature hubs spent spring connecting with local residents to deepen appreciation for green spaces via awareness raising events and co-created Nature-based solutions. Read on for an in-depth look into how we are increasing community engagement, and how you can get involved!

We are also proud to announce the new UrbanByNature video. Let stop-motion animation introduce you to the programme and kindle your fire for community led change!

Watch the video

Our Cities: Updates


Does Giambellino Have a Green Thumb?
CLEVER Cities Milano distributed an online survey to residents of the Giambellino-Lorenteggio district, the results of which clearly illuminate local hopes and fears for urban greenery.

Winners of the 'Reward Your Green' Contest Announced
The most voted roofs and walls of the 'Premia il tuo Verde' (Reward Your Green), a partnership between the Municipality of Milan and CLEVER Cities, have been announced (Italian language article)!


Nature Adventure Playground in Neugraben-Fischbek Inaugurated
A new nature adventure playground enjoyed its grand opened in the Hamburg CLEVER project area of Neugraben-Fischbek (NF) on April 25th, 2020.

Community Designed Mobile School Gardens
CLEVER Cities Hamburg partnered with students, family members, and teachers to build two community co-designed mobile school gardens in Neugraben-Fischbek.

Integrating Nature into Roadsides through Small Interventions
Hamburg has recently completed 6 innovative roadside infiltration beds in the neighborhood of Neugraben-Fischbek.


Thamesmead gets a Tiny Forest!
This spring, 70 Thamesmead residents came together to plant South London’s first ever Tiny Forest in Southmere Park.  


Malmö Joins Making CIties Resilient 2030 as a Resilience Hub
City and regional officials, policy makers, and UN staff came together to celebrate the announcement of  Malmö as aMaking Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub, joining Milan in receiving this honour.

UrbanByNature: Regional Hub Updates


New UrbanByNature Video
UrbanByNature has partnered with illustrator Daniela Schurigto create a beautiful stop-animation video introducing the programme to new audiences.

Sharing Knowledge on Nature-based Solutions with the World
UrbanByNature took center stage at the Connecting Nature Final Impact Summit in Genk, Belgium. 14 UbN advocates gathered in person and online to give the hybrid audience an in-depth look into the past and future of the UrbanByNature programme.

UrbanByNature: Latin America

UrbanByNature Latin America Kick-Off Event
On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19th and 20th, the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito collaborated with ICLEI and YES Innovation to host the inaugural event of the UrbanByNature Latin America Hub, which brought together leaders in urban green infrastructure from around the region.

UrbanByNature Latin America Hub Webinar #1 Recap
The first UrbanNyNature (UbN) Latin America webinar addressed step 2 of the UbN programme, and focused on EXPLORING the local framework conditions for implementing nature-based solutions (NBS) and creating greener, more sustainable environments.

UrbanByNature: South Eastern Europe

UrbanByNature South Eastern Europe Kick-Off event
On May 17th and 18th, the city of Belgrade hosted, in cooperation with the Centre for Experiments in Urban Studies (CEUS), the ICLEI World Secretariat, ICLEI Europe and the Environmental Protection Agency Covasna, the kick-off event of the UrbanByNature hub in South Eastern Europe.


CLEVERCities Hamburg Bike Tour

Take a gander at the innovating nature-based solutions implemented by Hamburg from the comfort of your bike!

 View THE Bike Tour

The Vital Role of Nature-based Solutions

This report is a first step in addressing knowledge gaps in the potential economic benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the challenges facing NatureBased Enterprises (NBE).

Read the report

A General Procedure to Identify Indicators for Evaluation and Monitoring of Nature-based Solution Projects

This paper proposes an easy-to-use and structured procedure for selecting indicators for each type of NbS project.

Read the Paper


4 July 2022

UrbanByNature South Eastern Europe Hub: Webinar #1


The first session of the UrbanByNature South Eastern Europe webinar series will focus on step 2 of the UbN methodology: EXPLORING existing urban greening policies, plans and regulations to identify gaps and understand local needs.

18-22 July 2022

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions

Bolzano, Italy

CLEVER Cities will contribute to Track 3 of the conference: "Augmented NBS for Cities: Embedding technologies for improving NBS performance and fostering social inclusion in urban greening strategies".

20 July 2022

Augmented Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for CitiesLearn more here.


Representatives from CLEVER Cities and VARCITIES will lead a conversation of the role of Green Technologies in Nature-based Solutions.




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