Spreading awareness of nature-based solutions


Replication workshops are organised for city staff, the private sector, civil society and other relevant stakeholders from both within and outside of the project, to facilitate knowledge transfer, exploitation and create a community of practice.

Dissemination & networking

Through the project website, social media and press work, scientific publications and the organisation of and attendance at conferences and other public events, proGIreg partners share their learnings, project updates and results, and spread awareness of the benefits of nature-based solutions. The ultimate aim, through effective communication and dissemination work, was to increase the uptake of proGIreg nature-based solutions models and approaches among key target audiences, including the local citizens, civil society, policy-makers, academia and the private sector.

Policy Brief: Replicating nature-based solutions to revitalise post-industrial landscapes


Read the policy brief with policy recommendations for scaling up and replicating nature-based solutions:

Read the proGIreg project flyer:

Final proGIreg conference

13-14 September 2023

Kick-off conference (D6.1)

This report provides an overview of the programme and contents of the proGIreg kick-off conference in Dortmund, 25-26 September 2018.


Kick-off conference city posters (D6.1)

These city posters were presented at the proGIreg kick-off conference in Dortmund, 25-26 September 2018. DOWNLOAD: Cascais, Cluj-Napoca, Dortmund, Piraeus, Turin, Zagreb, Zenica.

Website (D6.2)

A report on the key features, intentions and plans for future development of the proGIreg website.


Project corporate design (D6.3)

This document presents the proGIreg corporate design and provides guidance on consistent use of design elements.


Replication Process & Analysis Report (D6.7)

This report summarizes key outcomes of the two rounds of replication workshops held in the three Front-Runner Cities (Dortmund, Zagreb and Turin) from February 2022 to August 2022. It also provides recommendations for the successful replication of NBS in other districts or cities.


Mid-term Conference (D6.8)

This report provides an overview of the proGIreg Mid-Term Conference activities, marking the first two years of the project.


MOOC 1st run (D6.10)

A report on the first version of the MOOC 'Nature-based Urban Regeneration' on the global e-learning platform edX.


Communication and dissemination (D6.16)

This plan describes the final version of the framework and procedures to be used for effective communication and dissemination work within proGIreg.


MOOC 2nd run (D6.17)

This report provides an overview of the 2nd run of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Nature based Urban Regeneration” on the leading global e-learning platform edX .


Final MOOC (D6.18)

This report provides an overview of The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Nature based Urban Regeneration” EdX MOOC. It is a synthesis of methods developed and applied in the proGIreg Living Labs of the four FRC and key outcomes.


Open-access learning - proGIreg MOOC


The proGIreg Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Nature-based urban regeneration” is open-access and available via edX. Themes covered range from the co-design of nature-based solutions to their implementation and management. The course lasts eight weeks and certifications are available. Explore the course details here and watch the trailer!

Scientific dissemination

Below is selection of scientific publications based on or referencing proGIreg:

November 2023: Land (MDPI)

Clustering Business Models of Heterogeneous Nature-Based Solutions Implementing Innovative Governance and Financing Concepts

September 2023: Rethinking Urban Transformations

An Integrated Framework for Transforming Cultural Landscapes Through Innovative and Inclusive Strategies

September 2023: Sustainability (MDPI)

Holistic Business Model Conceptualisation - Capturing Sustainability Contributions Illustrated by Nature-Based Solutions

July 2023: International journal of environmental research and public health (Elsevier)

Nature-based solutions in post-industrial sites: integrated evaluation of atmospheric pollution abatement and carbon uptake in a German city

September 2022: Open Living Lab Days Conference 2022 (European Network of Living Labs)

How to ensure a long-term perspective for Nature Based Solutions? The case of proGIreg Living Lab in Turin
Butterfly conservation and social inclusion in Turin.

June 2021: Sustainability (MDPI)

Integrating Circular Bioeconomy and Urban Dynamics to Define an Innovative Management of Bio-Waste: The Study Case of Turin

March 2021: Circular Economy and Sustainability

Urban Living Labs, Circular Economy and Nature-Based Solutions: Ideation and Testing of a New Soil in the City of Turin Using a Multi-stakeholder Perspective

March 2021: Applied Sciences (MDPI)

Constructed Technosols: A Strategy toward a Circular Economy

October 2020: Water (MDPI)

Addressing Challenges of Urban Water Management in Chinese Sponge Cities via Nature-Based Solutions

2019: SEB 2019 Conference (Institute of Physics Publishing)

Examining the opportunities for nature-based solutions at the Municipality of Piraeus

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.