Co-creation is a key process for the effective design and implementation of nature-based solutions (NbS). The term refers to a collaborative approach which brings together diverse actors with different knowledge and backgrounds, working together toward a shared outcome or goal. In the context of urban regeneration and NbS, co-creation entails the involvement of stakeholders and citizens in relevant decision-making processes alongside local authorities and other municipal actors. Co-creating solutions helps to ensure effective and sustainable solutions which are accepted by the various stakeholder groups affected. The success of NbS is dependent on the commitment of citizens in co-constructing and maintaining the oftentimes locally manageable, practical measures.
Find out more about the concept of co-creation and its implementation across the partner cities of the CLEVER Cities project here.