Nature-based solutions are becoming quite popular for cities as they are able to deliver many benefits – providing space for nature, for leisure and sports activities, play and social interaction, they increase people’s health, make cities attractive, and reduce the impacts of flooding and heat waves. Greater Manchester has identified that a major uplift of its green infrastructure can substantially contribute to reducing these risks. But how to implement nature-based solutions at large scale, when there is the austerity of public budgets and grant funding? With its IGNITION project, that I am proud to support as UIA expert, the region explores innovative options based on co-creating, co-financing and other schemes. What do these concepts need to be really put in practice? Check out IGNITION’s findings in the articles and podcast below.
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