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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su13052572
Title: Stakeholder participation in the planning and design of nature-based solutions : insights from CLEVER Cities Project in Hamburg
Language: English
Authors: Arlati, Alessandro 
Rödl, Anne 
Kanjaria-Christian, Sopho 
Knieling, Jörg 
Keywords: stakeholder participation; nature-based solutions; multi-level governance; co-creation; urban living lab; sustainable urban development; urban planning
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2021
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Sustainability 13 (5): 2572 (2021-03-01)
Abstract (english): 
Cities are essential players in responding to the present complex environmental and social challenges, such as climate change. The nature-based solution (NbS) concept is identified in the scientific discourse and further recognized by the European Commission as a part of the solution to address such challenges. Deploying NbS in urban contexts requires the cooperation of different public and private stakeholders to manage those processes. In this paper, the experiences of establishing and managing NbS-related processes following a co-creation approach in the city of Hamburg within the framework of an EU-funded research project (CLEVER Cities) are described and analyzed. The paper identifies and discusses the main emerging factors and challenges from (1) a procedural and methodological perspective and (2) concerning the different roles of the diverse stakeholders involved. This discussion is grounded in the context of existing regulations and novel concepts for citizens’ participation in urban decision-making processes. As research results, the article defines the leading players involved in the process and their roles and interrelationships, along with recommendations for future policy agendas in cities when dealing with NbS planning.
DOI: 10.15480/882.3384
ISSN: 2071-1050
Journal: Sustainability 
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su13052572
Institute: Umwelttechnik und Energiewirtschaft V-9 
Document Type: Article
Project: CLEVER Cities - Co-designing Locally tailored Ecological solutions for Value added, socially inclusivE Regeneration in Cities 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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