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Latest issue


Hello CLEVER Thinkers!

After an impactful 5-year journey, the CLEVER Cities project is drawing to a close. It leaves behind a trail of substantial achievements and a blueprint for transformative urban regeneration for others to follow.

Our Cities: Updates


Explores Green Innovations
For the Second CLEVER Study Visit, representatives from the CLEVER fellow city of Larissa embarked on a study visit to CLEVER Cities Milano. This meeting provided a valuable platform for Larissa and Milan to engage in discussions surrounding the common challenges they face in implementing Nature-based solutions within their planning instruments.


Hamburg Hosts Nature in the City
CLEVER Cities Hamburg led the conclusion of the five-year CLEVER Cities project with a final conference in September 2023. Visionaries, experts, and innovators who have been at the forefront of transforming urban landscapes through nature integration came together to celebrate successes and acknowledge difficulties.


Thamesmead Brings Multi-Media Expression to the Final Conference
CLEVER Cities London's co-design collective (CDC) shared their experiences creating positive change in their community at the final conference.

"The smell of wildflower patches that have reseeded themselves. Newly planted trees appease the need for shade from the heat that swells. Southmere, waters that used to be clear but recently pumped so will be next year. Swans glide with ducks and geese beside, patrolling the lake is theirs. The new boathouse has been rebuilt so soon the lake will be shared." -Chris Sekulla-
An aerial view of a Quito park.


Quito’s Urban Innovation Partnership Takes the Wheel in Local Policy Decisions
CLEVER Cities Quito
Community led urban greening in the City of Quito, Ecuador
Communities are promoting local urban greening, and through their actions they can influence policy at the city level. This is the case of the San Enrique de Velasco (SEV) neighbourhood in Quito, Ecuador, an ICLEI member and a fellow city in the Clever Cities Horizon Europe project.

UrbanByNature: Regional Hub Updates


Revamping the UbN Scottish Hub
The UrbanByNature Programme has always had a network extending beyond CLEVER. Stay involved, and learn how the programme is ushering in a new era of urban sustainability and biodiversity in Scotland.


NetworkNature NbS Resources CLEVER Cities Guidance

The online platform developed by Ecologic Institute features insights, tools, indicators and lessons learned about nature-based solutions (NBS) emerging out of the CLEVER Cities project and its nine partner cities.

 View the resource

Paper: A Proposal of a Tool to Assess Psychosocial Benefits of Nature-Based Interventions for Sustainable Built Environment

The Local Innovation Screening Tool (LIST) is a tool developed by Tecnalia and embedded in this framework, with the aim of supporting city urban planners and administration teams in their efforts to boost innovation within the context of NbS implementation.

Read the Article


April 15-26, 2024 (online)

June 4-7, 2024 (in person)

The Nature of Cities Festival

Berlin, Germany

Pushing the boundaries of collaborative engagement, drawing urban thought leaders and changemakers together to build better cities.

May 15-17, 2024

Accelerating urban nature-based solutions: A Latin American - European collaboration

Barcelona, Spain

Join CLEVER Cities and sibling nature-based solutions projects to glean learnings from our work in cities. Register Now!




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 innovation action programme under grant agreement No 776604. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the CLEVER Cities project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.

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