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21.09 - 22.09.2022 | Krakow (PL)

CITIES TALK NATURE EU Conference: Nature, Places, People

Urban areas are under pressure: Climate change, pollution and the conversion of open spaces threaten human well-being and biodiversity. Applying nature-based solutions to restore degraded, damaged, or destroyed urban ecosystems can help to address such challenges. This conference aims to strengthen knowledge and exchange on the implementation of nature-based solutions and will bring together city and city network representatives from across Europe.

How to create new green areas and allow for the recovery of degraded ecosystems? How to cultivate shared places for dialogue and exchange between urban, peri-urban and rural populations and administrations? How to strengthen connectedness between people in urban settings – both to one another and to their natural environment? This conference will endeavor to answer these and more questions during plenary sessions and workshops on the 21 September. On the 22nd, participants will be visiting three nature-based solutions within the Kraków Metropolitan Area, to give you the combined experience of your five senses! Furthermore, an assessment tool will be presented, which is currently under development within the INTERLACE project. The tool will be able to support the process of designing, implementing and monitoring restorative nature-based solutions.

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The conference is hosted by the Krakow Metropolis and is part of CITIES TALK NATURE event series embedded in the INTERLACE project. INTERLACE aims to empower and equip European and Latin American cities to effectively restore and rehabilitate (peri)urban ecosystems towards more liveable, resilient and inclusive cities.

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