The JUSTNature project selects six CiPeLs that are situated in different contexts, characterized by a high diversity of demographic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds across a variety of biogeographical areas such as Mediterranean, Alpin, Atlantic or Continental. The CiPeLs facilitate a nexus of research and development through the co-development with key actors of a community of practice such as public administration, Small-Medium Enterprises, civil society organizations and citizens.
The CiPeLs will combine direct nature-building interventions with supporting interventions in at least one of the 4 innovation dimensions (see Fig. 4). Direct nature-building will include strategically deploying green constructions, de-sealing surfaces, urban forestation, and opening new ecological corridors. Supporting interventions, shaped by the strong technological, governance, GI planning, and business expertise of the various consortium members, will include environmental sensing, projects governed by decentralized nature-building communities, citizen responsibilities, 4Ps, and other novel business models for financing, gender-inclusive NbS design, and regulatory instruments.