Bringing nature back to cities – what’s in it for business?

July 26, 2016 8:30 - 9:45 am


More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and this is expected to increase to two thirds by 2050. Bringing nature back to cities by integrating solutions such as urban agriculture, healthy water cycles and 'urban greening' into city planning, comes with social, ecological and economic benefits. It has been proven to be a cost-effective way to improve urban living conditions and capacity to cope with climate change and natural hazards. We will look at how nature-based solutions can provide investment opportunities for the real estate and building sectors, architects and landscaping Professionals, the water and energy industry, as well as tourism and recreation.

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