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About the Course

How can nature help us design and build our cities? Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide multiple benefits across a range of sustainability challenges facing cities. They can help to limit the impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being. But what are nature-based solutions? Examples include green roofs and city parks that reduce heat, city lagoons that can store water as well as vegetation and rain gardens to intercept storm water. This course will explore nature-based solutions in cities in Europe and around the world. It will connect together the key themes of nature, cities and innovation. We will discuss how to assess what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities. We will examine how innovation is taking place in cities. And we will analyse the potential of nature-based solutions to help respond to climate change and sustainability challenges. This course combines both technical knowledge and the social sciences to better understand nature-based solutions in a holistic perspective. New governance arrangements, business models and financing, forms of citizen engagement and innovation pathways will be needed to make the promise of nature-based solutions a reality. In this course, we bring together a collection of diverse films and key short readings on nature-based solutions as well as interactive forums and practical assignments to create an online learning community for nature-based solution in an urban world....

Top reviews

Mar 3, 2020

Excellent course I have learned alot about the importance of nature and how nature can be used as a solution for solving urban problems. Great experencie can't wait for the next course.

Feb 17, 2020

Excellent preparation and presentation of course materials, enthusiastic lecturers, good selection of case study and broad perspective on the subject-keep up the good work!

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By Angela H

Sep 7, 2020

Excellent course with really good insights into nature based solutions based on evidence and research in this growing field.

By Srinivasan L N

Feb 22, 2021

Right mix of practical case studies and propositions to promote and nurture innovation to sustain the urban environment

By Chad K

Mar 8, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this course! I learned a lot of different ways I can help my city to grow in the right direction.

By Цветкова Н В

Jun 11, 2020

Very interesting course. I learned a lot of new information. Thank you to the teachers and staff for quality course.

By Ossama O

Dec 31, 2020

it was great opportunity to achieve and take this course. it was valuable course with rich information in my career

By prabin a

Jun 22, 2021

I found out the course to be comprehensive to connect innovative nature based solutions with urban development

By Aditi B I

May 19, 2020

Helped me understand the methodology and planning associated with applying Nature-Based solutions to Cities!

By Dragan D M

Feb 26, 2020

Great course for ppl interestend in NBS for sustainable and resilient urban future! Thanks for everything.

By Sarah Q

Mar 9, 2021

Really clear practical material and resources that can be used as a great starting point into this area

By María F R P

Mar 28, 2021

Me gustó mucho la dinámica que se trabajó, así mismo, súper interesante toda la información :)

By Consuelo E C T

Feb 2, 2021

I think is a really good course, definitely for begginers in the tpic but a really good base

By Nathalie R

Dec 7, 2020

I learned so much! ive been inspired to brainstorms ways I can work with my town!

By Peter H

Sep 10, 2020

Really interesting and helped my knowledge in this area so much! Thanks!

By Willy M

Oct 10, 2020

A great and applicable course to our day to day lives

By Nataliya D

Jan 29, 2021

Very informative, engaging course. Highly recommend.

By Mahla T N

Apr 24, 2020

That was so helpful. Thank you Lund university.


May 31, 2020

A Very informative and knowledgeble course

By Amanya M

Mar 13, 2021

Good area filled with knowledge

By Efrén A

Jun 1, 2020

good course! good information


Dec 9, 2020

Very insightful!

By MD. R K

Jun 4, 2020

Love this course

By Golu G

Apr 5, 2021


By Lucas G

Apr 17, 2020

Amazing course!

By Laoise D

Jun 5, 2020

I enjoyed this course, especially the readings that provided different case studies showing how nature-based solutions are being implemented in cities around the world. I would have loved some information about how as a student I could tangibly make a real difference in the field of nature-based solutions. Personally, I would welcome more information on organisations that are expanding / researching nature-based solutions with some suggestions of how to get involved. I feel much more informed about this topic but still feel as if there is a gap between my knowledge and the practical skills I would need to progress in this area.

By Frances L W

Jun 8, 2020

A good insight to examples of how urban-context nature-based solutions like green infrastructure and their enabling conditions. It sure has encouraged me to reflect on what my city is doing to increase biodiversity, reduce flooding or ponding, increase recreational spaces, use nature to cool urban areas, purify water, and educate people about the environment.