S3E19 - Can Nature-Based Solutions Better Protect Cities from Soaring Environmental Risks?
with 🎙️ Marc Barra, Urban Ecologist specializing in nature-based solutions at Paris' Agency for Biodiversity, in charge of the H2020 REGREEN project.
💧 The REGREEN Project promotes urban livability through fostering nature-based solutions in Europe and China using evidence-based tools and improved urban governance to accelerate the transition towards green, equitable and healthy cities.
What we covered:
🍏 How we're experiencing a shift of paradigm in engineering practices, from grey approaches to blue-green and hybrid solutions
🧮 How nature-based solutions shall be evaluated on their ability to deliver one-to-one equivalent results to hard engineering
🌱 How REGREEN aims at quantifying the welcome side-effects of nature-based solutions in cities
🔍 How Urban Living Labs support the scientific approach towards REGREEN
🍎 How Paris' international and domestic image may differ when it comes to ecology, biodiversity, and climate action
🧮 How we shall move beyond the monetary quantification of nature-based solutions
🌱 How we shall pave the way towards the economy of limits and biosphere, through economic and market incentives
🧮 ... And how regulations may still be a surer way to complete the transformation than market incentives
🍏 How there's a lot of technology in Nature's functions and processes, and how it's crucial to understand and grasp it
🌱 How you will have to embrace uncertainty and accept that Nature rules overall
🍏 But also Veblen Effect, Over-Confidence in Hard Engineering, Ecology beyond the buzzword, Carrying the message across, and much more!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Find the summary of this trilogy, around the #UnitedNations #Innovate4Cities Conference here: https://dww.show/innovate4cities/
➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/can-nature-based-solutions-better-protect-cities-from-soaring-environmental-risks/
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