Nature-based solutions and green infrastructure

Traditionally urbanisation has meant the loss of green spaces in cities, which has a negative impact on water, air, soil, biodiversity, human health and the climate. A sustainable future needs sustainable cities; and this is where green infrastructure and nature-based solutions can play a role and bring green elements into everyday urban living.

The European Commission defines nature-based solutions as ‘solutions that are inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience’.


ProGIreg is implementing 8 types of nature-based solutions (NBS):


NBS 1: Transforming former landfill sites
NBS 2: Regenerating soil
NBS 3: Community urban gardening and farming
NBS 4: Aquaponics
NBS 5: Green roofs and vertical gardens
NBS 6: Improving accessibility to green corridors
NBS 7: Embedding NBS into urban planning
NBS 8: Pollinator biodiversity

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 innovation action programme under grant agreement no. 776528. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the proGIreg project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.