Nature Smart Cities is a project funded by the European Union through its Interreg 2 Seas programme. The project brings together city partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the UK, and academic partners from the Universities of Ghent and Antwerp, and Imperial College London, to work together on maximising the potential for smaller cities to engage more fully with nature-based solutions to environmental challenges, using green infrastructure. 

The project is funding several pilot projects exploring green infrastructure solutions in smaller cities and has also developed a business model aimed at helping officers in smaller cities to make a stronger business case for green solutions, both in terms of ecosystem service delivery and also financial comparison with more traditional approaches.

The project is described in more detail at

Nature Smart Cities has received funding from the European Union’s Interreg 2 Seas Programme under grant agreement No. 2S05-048.