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Nature and Urban Wellbeing

Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenges | International conference | 18 - 20 May 2015, Ghent, Belgium



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Together with the European Commission and under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ALTER-Net hosted an international conference on Nature-Based Solutions. Relevant to research in many disciplines and communities, to EU policies and to practitioners, 'Nature and Urban Wellbeing' offers rich possibilities to share, learn and connect.


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19-20 May 2015 plus pre-conference events on 18 May




Augustinian Monastery, Academiestraat 1,
Ghent, Belgium



Press release:

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Overview of programme

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Download abstracts (PDF)

The programme is subject to change



Presentations & posters:

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(PDF files)




Sanna-Riikka Saarela & Timo Assmuth (SYKE, Finland)


Hans KeuneTessa Van Santen (INBO, Belgium)