This edited book originates from the fruitful discussions during the Greening Cities Shaping Cities international research symposium1 held in Milan, Italy, on October 12 and 13, 2020. In this collection of chapters, we deal with two important aspects of nature-based solutions (NBS) assessment and implementation in urban planning policies: (1) spatial challenges of NBS in practice and mainstreaming NBS in urban planning policies and decision-making processes; (2) shared governance, capacity building, and citizen engagement in urban greening processes and co-design experiences of NBS. We divided the book in two parts that collectively give results on spatial planning and case studies of NBS. Research Context When we launched the open call for the Greening Cities Shaping Cities symposium (hereafter GCSC), the aim was to address the following question: How are urban greening strategies, policies, and measures re-shaping cities? Here, “shaping” is intended in terms of (1) physical layout and urban morphology, and (2) governance approaches and practices within urban policies. Answers to this question were provided from a range of disciplines (e.g., urban and environmental planning, urban design, architecture, and ecology), as well as from interdisciplinary research, which present an updated overview over a complex up-running process on the integration of greening solutions into the urban land- scape. Recent experiences in practice (city wide and community-scale) and new scientific methods and approaches are discussed here. In particular, after the European Commission launched the call in 2015 for promoting the concept of NBS in strict connection with inclusivity and shared governance approaches, we can now collect and show some ongoing results, especially through the numerous Horizon 2020 projects that have been funded under this stream and whose seeds are bearing fruit. This volume includes results from some of these projects, in particular URBINAT, Nature4cities, and CLEVER Cities, the latter is the co-promoter and co-founder of the GCSC initiative together with Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. The book also broadened out its scope and reach by including other scientific contributions from scholars working on other NBS projects worldwide. In this book, we present a critical perspective of recent achievements and challenges related to urban planning and implementing NBS in cities, as well as a discussion on future directions in this field. In addition, the book showcases examples on how the NBS can be implemented in theory and practice to promote sustainable urban planning.

Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Urban Planning Greening Cities, Shaping Cities

Israa H. Mahmoud;Eugenio Morello;Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira;
2022

Abstract

This edited book originates from the fruitful discussions during the Greening Cities Shaping Cities international research symposium1 held in Milan, Italy, on October 12 and 13, 2020. In this collection of chapters, we deal with two important aspects of nature-based solutions (NBS) assessment and implementation in urban planning policies: (1) spatial challenges of NBS in practice and mainstreaming NBS in urban planning policies and decision-making processes; (2) shared governance, capacity building, and citizen engagement in urban greening processes and co-design experiences of NBS. We divided the book in two parts that collectively give results on spatial planning and case studies of NBS. Research Context When we launched the open call for the Greening Cities Shaping Cities symposium (hereafter GCSC), the aim was to address the following question: How are urban greening strategies, policies, and measures re-shaping cities? Here, “shaping” is intended in terms of (1) physical layout and urban morphology, and (2) governance approaches and practices within urban policies. Answers to this question were provided from a range of disciplines (e.g., urban and environmental planning, urban design, architecture, and ecology), as well as from interdisciplinary research, which present an updated overview over a complex up-running process on the integration of greening solutions into the urban land- scape. Recent experiences in practice (city wide and community-scale) and new scientific methods and approaches are discussed here. In particular, after the European Commission launched the call in 2015 for promoting the concept of NBS in strict connection with inclusivity and shared governance approaches, we can now collect and show some ongoing results, especially through the numerous Horizon 2020 projects that have been funded under this stream and whose seeds are bearing fruit. This volume includes results from some of these projects, in particular URBINAT, Nature4cities, and CLEVER Cities, the latter is the co-promoter and co-founder of the GCSC initiative together with Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. The book also broadened out its scope and reach by including other scientific contributions from scholars working on other NBS projects worldwide. In this book, we present a critical perspective of recent achievements and challenges related to urban planning and implementing NBS in cities, as well as a discussion on future directions in this field. In addition, the book showcases examples on how the NBS can be implemented in theory and practice to promote sustainable urban planning.
Springer, Cham
978-3-030-89524-2
978-3-030-89525-9
nature-based solutions; Spatial Challenges; shared governance;
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