The UrbanByNature programme was conducted in the Caucasus by Geographic, a Georgian geospatial solutions company, and the Centre for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (CENS), in collaboration with ICLEI Europe.
The programme discussed the right steps for systematically planning and implementing nature-based interventions in an urban context, with special attention to the needs and priorities of cities in Georgia and Armenia. Despite the geographic focus on the Caucasus, participation in this regional hub of the programme is open to all who are interested and familiar with nature-based solution (NBS) planning and implementation, including co-creation, impact indicators and nature-based entrepreneurship.
In addition to the capitals of Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia), the Georgian cities of Batumi, Poti, Kutaisi and Mtskheta have also been active contributors to UrbanByNature.
UrbanByNature Caucasus programme
The UrbanByNature webinar series took place in the Caucasus between July 2020 and April 2021.
UrbanByNature Introductory Video
UrbanByNature is a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building programme on nature-based solutions (NBS) created by ICLEI Europe. The programme’s purpose is to support...
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #6 / NBS Integrated Green Building in Georgia
Presentation by Gvantsa Kheladze, New Technology Center, Tbilisi, Georgia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #6 / NBS and water treatment products by BioAzul
Presentation by Gerardo González, R&D&i Project Manager, BioAzul, Spain.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #6 / Nature-Based Entrepreneurship
Presentation by Siobhan McQuaid, Innovation Catalyst, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #5 / Resilient Tbilisi and Green City Action Plan
Presentation by Ana Ardelean, Chief Resilience Officer, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #5 / Yerevan and Gyumri Green City Action Plans
Presentation by Astghine Pasoyan, Executive Director, Energy Saving Foundation - Armenia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #5 / The EBRDs Green City Action Plan
Presentation by Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI Europe.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #4 / What citizens think about environment? Geolocation survey in Tbilisi
Presentation by Mamuka Gvilava, GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic, Tbilisi, Georgia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #4 / NBS Indicators Dashboard for Glasgow
Presentation by Rania Sermpezi, GIS Technical Project Officer, Glasgow City Council.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #4 / How can cities develop indicators to assess impacts of NBS
Presentation by Adina Dumitru, Director, Sustainability Specialization Campus, University of A Coruña.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #3 / NBS Clustering activities: Input from Málaga
Presentation by Cristian García-Espina Adank, ProMalaga, Malaga, Spain.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #3 / The Connecting Nature Framework for NBS
Presentation by Kato Allaert, DRIFT, The Netherlands.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #3 / Sustainable Management of Municipal Forest as NBS: Example of Tbilisi
Presentation by Saba Pipia, Deputy Head, Department of Environment, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #2 / Your city's needs and experiences with nature-based solutions
Presentation by Stuart Connop, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), University of East London (UEL), London, UK.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #2 / NBS experience in Multiplier city: Yerevan
Presentation by Shushanik Asmaryan, Deputy Director for Science & Head of GIS and Remote Sensing Department, Center for Ecological-Noosphere StudiesNAS RA, Yerevan,...
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #2 / Front-runner city: Poznan NBS cases
Presentation by Agnieszka Osipiuk, Project Coordination and Urban Regeneration Office of the City of Poznań, Poland.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #1 / Introducing CENS and its role in Connecting Nature project
Presentation by Lilit Sahakyan, director of CENS, Yerevan, Armenia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #1 / Launching NBS webinar series for the UrbanByNature Caucasus Hub
Presentation by Mamuka Givilava, Environmental Expert at Geographic, Tbilisi, Georgia.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #1 / Introducing UrbanbyNature
Presentation by Daniela Rizzi, Officer at ICLEI Europe, introducing the UrbanByNature programme.
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #1 / Introducing the Connecting Nature project
Presentation by Marcus Collier, former coordinator of Connecting Nature, on introducing the project and its contribution in expanding the knowledge-base on nature-based...
UrbanByNature Caucasus Webinar #1 / Nature-based solutions: the European approach
Presentation by Tiago Freitas, Policy officer, European Commission, DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium, on Nature-based solutions: the European approach.
The UrbanByNature programme is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreements No. 730222 and No. 776604. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies within UrbanByNature and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.