Webinar: Upscaling NBS solutions and transferring them to other cities! 18 June

This webinar by UrbanByNature looks absolutely spot on for EdiCitNet! The webinar will include representatives from cities and experts on creative approaches for upscaling nature-based solutions! They'll be sharing experiences on outcomes of new methodologies to facilitate the planning and design of NBS to highlight their replication potential. Incredibly interesting and important material! Speakers and a full description of the program from the UrbanByNature website are below.

Webinar: 'Upscaling: different methodologies to scale up NBS and transfer them to other cities'
Date: 9:00-10:30 AM, Brasília Time (2:00-3:30 PM CEST), 18 June 2020

With this webinar, we will proceed to our last STEP 7 | UPSCALE of the integrated management approach of the UrbanByNature programme. We will be hearing from representatives of cities and experts on the topic of creative approaches for  upscaling nature-based solutions. This step is essential for webinar participants to learn more about capturing local knowledge, supporting co-creative planning processes in regards to nature-based solutions and preparing the ground for upscaling. After this webinar of the Brazilian stream, all the 7 steps of the curriculum will have been covered, completing an NBS introductory webinar series (see playlists here). The journey has only begun with sensitizing the audience on NBS planning and design. UrbanByNature will continue to be active in Brazil, allowing for deeper NBS knowledge and deployment of tools.

Apart from that, soon you will be invited to join the stream for the Caucasus hub, whose kick-off webinar will happen in July 2020! So stay tuned.
Webinar Speakers:
  • Dimitra Xidous, Research Fellow, Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Paula Vandergert, Senior Research Fellow - Sustainability Research Institute, and Pauline Georgiou, Research Assistant, University of East London (UK)
  • Ms. Nermina Suljevic, City of Sarajevo, Ms. Lejla Beslagic, City of Sarajevo and Belma Pasic, Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (SERDA) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Ana Clara Mourão, Coordinator of the Geoprocessing Laboratory at the School of Architecture, Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG (Brazil)
  • Marcus Collier, Connecting Nature Project Coordinator, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

The webinar will be moderated by Daniela Rizzi (ICLEI Europe) and Sophia Picarelli (ICLEI South America)

Content of the webinar:

  • Using Memory work, Eco-therapy, Immersion in Nature, and Body-Mapping to establish a new co-creation methodology to understand the story of nature in cities
  • Applying this process to the development of Nature-Based Solutions (Sarajevo)
  • Reflecting on how the methodology helps us to better understand the role of nature, the power of connection and story-making, and contribute to replicability of NBS in cities.
  • The application of the Geodesign method in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) as a participatory decision-making tool and its replication potential. 
  • Connecting Nature coordinator on the achievements of the Brazilian hub so far and the way forward.

To register for the webinar, click here and enter the requested details. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar. If you have any questions, please contact: daniela.rizzi@iclei.org (ICLEI Europe) or sophia.picarelli@iclei.org (ICLEI South America). The agenda will be shared soon on the Connecting Nature website.

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