The city of Barcelona is reinventing the work soil; a social entrepreneur in Utrecht is trying to challenge the way the government cooperates with local green initiatives; and a housing company in Malmo is redefining neighbourhood design for the 21st century. All these actions represent different examples of innovation – some of which are completely novel, and some of which utilise existing ideas in a new way.
Innovation is the theme of the 5th episode of the Creating Green Cities podcast. In this episode, we discuss different aspects of ecological, technical, social and systemic innovation. As always in our podcast, we ask our guests to share insights and experiences from their hands-on work with urban nature. Through their stories, we learn how innovative governance approaches, business models, institutional settings and different forms of collaboration can help to promote nature-based solutions as an integral part of urban planning.
Urban Nature online course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/urban-nature
NATURVATION project: https://naturvation.eu/
Ecologic Institute: http://ecologic.eu
This project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730243.