RT 2 Nature based-solutions in cities

 Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Town Hall

More and more cities are using nature based solutions as part of a systemic urban planning. This session explores good examples and lessons learned. Key questions include: what are the mid/long term benefits which motivate cities to promote and implement nature based solutions? Are there concrete examples coming from cities of effective ways to quantify the costs and benefits of nature based solutions and green infrastructure in relation to standard solutions (i.e. grey infrastructure)? And how can research and innovation stimulate practice and decision making in cooperation with cities to foster the sustainability transformation? What are the key priorities to be addressed in this regard?

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Organised by   Julia Peleikis and Holger Robrecht, ICLEI
Denis Peter and Marco Fritz, European Commission
Christiaan Wallet, Government of The Netherlands
Partner Edyta Wisniewska, Netherlands Water Partnership
Moderators Birgit Georgi, European Environment Agency
Holger Robrecht, ICLEI
Rapporteur Edyta Wisniewska, Netherlands Water Partnership

Pex Langenberg, Deputy Mayor and Alderman for Sustainability, Mobility, Culture at City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Kwadwo Yeboah, Metropolitan Director of Town Planning, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana
Cedric Grant, Deputy Mayor of New Orleans, USA
Teng Chye Khoo, Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore (tbc)
Kristina Ina Novak, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Board of critical friends Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Co-Director of the Urban Climate Change Research, USA