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Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Frantzeskaki, Niki; McPhearson, Timon; Collier, Marcus J; Kendal, Dave; Bulkeley, Harriet; Dumitru, Adina; Walsh, Claire; Noble, Kate; van Wyk, Ernita; Ordóñez, Camilo; Oke, Cathy; Pintér, László

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Authors

Niki Frantzeskaki

Timon McPhearson

Marcus J Collier

Dave Kendal

Adina Dumitru

Claire Walsh

Kate Noble

Ernita van Wyk

Camilo Ordóñez

Cathy Oke

László Pintér



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.

Citation

Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., Collier, M. J., Kendal, D., Bulkeley, H., Dumitru, A., …Pintér, L. (2019). Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Bioscience, 69(6), 455-466. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz042

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 25, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 29, 2020
Journal Bioscience
Print ISSN 0006-3568
Electronic ISSN 1525-3244
Publisher American Institute of Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 6
Pages 455-466
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz042

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in BioScience following peer review. The version of record Frantzeskaki, Niki, McPhearson, Timon, Collier, Marcus J, Kendal, Dave, Bulkeley, Harriet, Dumitru, Adina, Walsh, Claire, Noble, Kate, van Wyk, Ernita, Ordóñez, Camilo, Oke, Cathy & Pintér, László (2019). Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making. BioScience 69(6): 455-466. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz042.







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