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Bringing Nature to Cities: Biophilic City Planning and Design – Integrating Nature as an Essential Element of Urban Futures

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

The World Bank’s webinar series “Bringing Nature to Cities: Integrated Urban Solutions to Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change” will promote integrated urban solutions for cities to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.

Co-hosted by the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) and the Global Program on Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Resilience, the series of thematic events will provide an online knowledge exchange platform connecting policymakers, practitioners, and experts to further mainstream biodiversity considerations into cities and development projects.

Biophilic city planning and design provides multifaceted solutions to primary challenges faced by cities, including climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and equitable health and wellbeing. By intentionally integrating nature as an aspect of daily urban life, biophilic cities can sustainably and cost-efficiently create nature-rich landscapes where people thrive. This session will introduce the concepts of biophilic city planning and design while providing examples of their successful implementation throughout global cities participating in the Biophilic Cities Network.