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Nature-Based Solutions for Resilient and Thriving Cities: Opportunities and Challenges for Planning Future Cities

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This chapter explains the importance for nature-based solutions as resilience infrastructure of cities. It sets the scene for the challenges and opportunities presented by a city-wide uptake and implementation of nature-based solutions as integrative and systemic solutions to planning for urban resilience and sustainability. We present not only the origins and the reasons for preferring nature-based solutions over conventional grey infrastructure for dealing with climate change pressures but also how different planning aspects of nature-based solutions need to be reconsidered, reimagined and thereafter, transformed. In conclusion, an outlook towards future cities is given on revolutionizing urban planning practice through nature-based solutions.

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  • Urban planning
  • Urban policy
  • Nature-based solutions implementation
  • Knowledge
  • Urban regeneration
  • Cities

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    https://networknature.eu/

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    https://clevercities.eu/

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    https://www.sharingcities.eu/sharingcities/city-profiles/milan

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    https://www.g20.org/multilevel-governance-approaches-to-scale-up-nature-based-solutions-in-urban-contexts.html

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    https://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/

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Frantzeskaki, N., Mahmoud, I.H., Morello, E. (2022). Nature-Based Solutions for Resilient and Thriving Cities: Opportunities and Challenges for Planning Future Cities. In: Mahmoud, I.H., Morello, E., Lemes de Oliveira, F., Geneletti, D. (eds) Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Urban Planning. Contemporary Urban Design Thinking. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89525-9_1

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