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Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making

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Frantzeskaki, N and McPhearson, T and Collier, M and Kendal, D and Bulkeley, H and Dumitru, A and Walsh, C and Noble, K and van Wyk, E and Ordonez, C and Oke, C and Pinter, L, Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making, Bioscience, 69, (6) pp. 455-466. ISSN 0006-3568 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

DOI: doi:10.1093/biosci/biz042

Abstract

Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban challenges simultaneously. In this article, we formulated through a coproduction process in workshops held during the first IPCC Cities and Climate Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada, in March 2018, a series of synthesis statements on the role, potential, and research gaps of nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation. We address interlocking questions about the evidence and knowledge needed for integrating nature-based solutions into urban agendas. We elaborate on the ways to advance the planning and knowledge agenda for nature-based solutions by focusing on knowledge coproduction, indicators and big data, and novel financing models. With this article, we intend to open a wider discussion on how cities can effectively mainstream nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to the negative effects of climate change and the future role of urban science in coproducing nature-based solutions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nature-based solutions, cities, climate change, resilience, urban
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and Regional Planning
Research Field:Land Use and Environmental Planning
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Kendal, D (Dr Dave Kendal)
ID Code:133075
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-06-06
Last Modified:2020-05-19
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