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All in Nature-Based Solutions
This week I’m excited to have been featured on Tangled - a podcast about improving social and economic systems. Tune in now!
Support the #GreenMapofAmsterdam – a beautiful tool to help adults and children explore nature in the city.
Our project, Global Green City Watch, wins DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. We make it possible to monitor the quality of green spaces in a city based on satellite imagery, and use insights from this data to improve the quality of urban green spaces.
Last week, we submitted the beta version of Global Green City Watch. Here, I explain our rationale behind the tool, how it works, and our future goals. Ultimately, we aim to develop Global Green City Watch into an open-source application that local governments can use to strengthen their urban ecologies.
In the lead-up to the ICLEI World Congress 2018, a series of webinars is kicking off the conversation on urban sustainability topics. For the third webinar, I spoke about the latest developments with Global Green City Watch.
Last month, researchers, practitioners, and city officials were brought together by EIT Climate-KIC (Europe's largest public-private partnership for climate innovation) to discuss building green, resilient cities. Here, I review what was discussed and why nature-based solutions require an integrated, holistic approach.
This week it was announced that our project, Global Green City Watch, made it to the finals of DigitalGlobe's international GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. We propose to use high resolution satellite imagery for the monitoring of green spaces in urban areas worldwide.
How do we create a truly sustainable city that takes into account not only how people live, but what they consume, produce, waste, and reuse?
If we let it, nature can be a powerful ally in tackling climate change. When applied to cities, an emerging concept called “nature-based solutions” (NbS) can boost resilience and help adapt to and mitigate the effects of a changing climate.
Independent from one another, the sustainability concepts of circular economics and nature-based solutions have gained traction in recent years as promising solutions to the increasingly unsustainable state of affairs in our cities. This is my philosophy.
Under the supervision of Dr. Francesco Pilla (University College Dublin) and Dr. Marcus Collier (Trinity College Dublin), my doctoral research will focus on measuring the effectiveness of various nature-based solutions (NbS) and exploring their place in the resilient, regenerative, and circular cities of the future.
How can Sint Maarten be rebuilt using nature-based solutions to address key challenges?
Our submission for the international design contest to create new visions of the post-fossil city.