Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

Workshop Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable Romanian cities

Workshop: Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable Romanian cities

Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies in partnership with the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest and Society for Urban Ecology – South East Europe Chapter are inviting you to attend the Workshop Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable Romanian cities to be held in Bucharest, May 25th, 2018.

The manifestation if aiming to promote the NBS concept in Romania and represent a platform of debated which will help students of various levels, non-governmental organizations, scientists, public administration, practitioners and other stakeholders exchange experiences in using nature-based solutions as response to various societal challenges. The event is organized in the framework of the project PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0635 – Nature-based solutions for increasing cities resilience and sustainability.

The workshop is a partner event of EU Green Week 2018 which explores ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.

Preliminary schedule (to be confirmed soon and speakers announced):
08:30 – Registration of participants
09:00 – Session 1. The theory of Nature-Based solutions
The importance of NBS for urban ecology
EU Commission promoting NBS
The sustainability and resilience of cities
NBS in delivering ecosystem services
11:30 – Coffee Break
12:00 – Session 2. The practice of Nature-Based solutions
Challenges in implementing NBS in Romania
Actors involved in NBS development and management
Statistical and GIS approaches to NBS
Sustainability indicators for NBS
14:00 – Lunch Break
15:30 – Field trip – Identifying the potential of NBS in Bucharest (Central area, Tineretului Park, Vacaresti Natural Urban Park)

Registration and fees
No fee is required to attend the workshop.
Registration is now closed.
Registration deadline – May 20th, 2018.
For further details, please contact our colleague Mihai Nita: mihairazvan.nita@g.unibuc.ro

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Bucharest, Romania