Planning and implementing nature-based solutions

Spatial Analysis


Before planning and designing nature-based solutions, it is essential to understand their local context . To do so, proGIreg cities have each developed a spatial analysis of their Living Labs and regeneration areas, following the proGIreg methodology and guidelines. Each spatial analysis covers the topics of socio-cultural inclusiveness, human health and wellbeing, ecological and environmental restoration, and the economic and labour market situation. The analyses help to establish the baselines for the impact assessment (see monitoring & assessment).

Spatial analysis methodology (D2.1)

This deliverable presents the methodology, guidelines and a toolkit for developing the spatial analyses in the front-runner and follower cities.


Spatial analysis in front-runner and follower cities (D2.2)

This situation analysis report, based on the methodology developed in D 2.1,  presents the baseline situation in front-runner and follower cities.

Co-design in front-runner cities


Co-design within proGIreg is about the systematic involvement of all relevant stakeholders from the very start of the project. The aim of co-design is to achieve mutually valued outcomes and joint ownership of the nature-based solutions.


Three rounds of workshops have taken place in the front-runner cities to establish the co-design process and bring together relevant stakeholders to engage them in the local co-design process. The proGIreg team will use the experiences of co-designing from the project to create Co-design guidelines for implementing nature-based solutions in cities.

Co-designing NBS (D2.3)

This report summarizes key outcomes of the first round of co-design workshops, held in Dortmund, Turin and Zagreb (end 2018).


Co-designing NBS - round two (D2.4)

This report summarizes key outcomes of the second round of co-design workshops (mid 2019). The goal was to clarify the links between innovation and transformation as well as to explore key technical and social innovations in the front-runner cities.


Co-designing NBS - round three (D2.5)

This report summarizes key outcomes of the final round of co-design workshops (end 2019). The focus was on stakeholder engagement, in particular with marginalised groups, and on facilitating a smooth transition from design to implementation phases.


Roadmaps in follower cities


Follower cities will build on the evidence and knowledge base generated in the front-runner cities, to develop their own local  urban plans for replicating and adapting  nature-based solutions to suit their local settings.

Implementing nature-based solutions


The proGIreg team is developing a common methodology for implementing nature-based solutions. Front-runner cities will create  locally-integrated implementation plans for the Living Labs following this common methodology.
Monitoring reports will reflect and update the status of the implementation, including challenges faced.

Implementation methodology (D3.1)

This report provides a common methodology and structure to be used for planning the implementation of nature-based solutions in post-industrial areas.


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.