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Sustainable, Livable Cities

Supporting resilient, sustainable, and equitable cities through nature-based solutions

Tda2030 Intelligent Audio Amplifier Circuit Board Diy Experiment Kit Building on our work on global Sustainable Development issues, we recognized a crucial need for natural capital approaches in cities around the world. Sustainable, Livable cities are a core initiative of the Natural Capital Project.

The Challenge

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The Solution

66 Chevelle Engine Wiring Demonstrating the power—and value—of nature can help cities manage the challenges they face. Nature offers its own infrastructure and can help cities mitigate these consequences, delivering vital services that are cost-effective and resilient to disruption.

Our work within the Livable Cities program focuses on three areas:

Urban InVEST

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Equity issues

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Implementation

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Outcomes

2004 Pontiac Vipe Fuse Box Diagram A growing number of influential urban networks and partners— Cities4Forests, the IDB Cities Network, and The World Bank's Global Platform for Sustainable Cities, ICLEI, C40, and others—have embraced the protection and restoration benefits of natural infrastructure as a means to promote more sustainable and livable cities. We are establishing partnerships to co-produce innovative approaches, policies and financial mechanisms with practitioners across local, regional, and global scales that explore nature-based urban solutions and promote sustainable, livable cities. Our pilot projects are in the U.S. and in China and we are working with partners to learn from other geographies (in particular in the Global South).

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News

Greening the Gray: Fighting Floods with Restoration Versus Riprap

In the Media

San Francisco Bay's tides are going to rise. Should we dam the Golden Gate first?

In the Media

Nature Can Boost Health of People in Cities

In the Media

Featured Publications

Npj Urban Sustainability
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Landscape and Urban Planning

Featured Projects

To increase the resilience of San Francisco Bay Area coastlines and communities to sea-level rise, we include natural infrastructure (native landscape, river systems, etc.) in climate adaptation planning.
Working with the Bay Area Regional Council (BARC), Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and San Mateo County, we implemented in-depth scoping with decision-makers to balance research and stakeholder needs, building on other efforts to improve coastal community resilience in the Bay Area.
There are approximately 16,000 golf courses in the USA, spread across a variety of social and ecological contexts; urban to rural, forest to swamp, grassland to desert. Economically, golf courses contribute billions of dollars to the economy and create jobs for local communities. Environmentally, golf courses require inputs of water, nutrients and pesticides and can be taxing.