Dialogues with Brazil.

August 28 to September 1 2023, Berlin, Germany

Workshop 3, Green

Workshop 3, main objective

Workshop three’s main objective is to strengthen project operations proposals for nature-based solutions with strategies that increase cost-efficiency in favor of vulnerable groups.

Healthy urban ecosystems are the base of healthy communities and human well-being. In sustainable planning, nature-based solutions are a tool to improve urban ecosystems and restore air, soil, and water quality from the effects of rainwater runoff, urban heat, and biotope loss. They provide human health and enhance livelihood benefits that contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
However, without a planning focus on equity and justice, nature-based solutions risk exacerbating inequities.
Workshop 3 discusses the importance of attention to distributional, procedural, and recognitional equity in urban green infrastructure development. It reviews examples of real-world programs and strategies to improve equity and justice outcomes. The day’s task is to prepare an Operations Development Proposal for nature-based solutions that integrate sustainable development goals for health, communities, climate action, and biodiversity.

Workshop 3 schedule

I. Local Gov talks | 9:00 – 12:30

Six Gov groups give ten-minute talks to describe their project ideas, followed by 20-minute Q&As.

The discussion deepens into possible operation challenges in implementing climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience projects in their municipalities.

Lunch break | 12:30 – 13:30

II. Advisory sessions | 13:30 – 15:00 

15-minute presentations with a 15-min Q&A offer practical advice for developing Operations Proposals for biophilic urban designs.

  • Passive cooling designs by TU-Berlin, Natural Building Lab | Marco Schmidt
  • Biophilic Urbanism by TU-Berlin | Jacob van Rijs


30-minute coffee break


III. Workshop | 15:30 – 16:15
Municipalities work with advisors in filling an Operations Development document with input from sessions I and II and design directives for comprehensive designs with a triple bottom line approach:

  • Environmental friendly
  • Socially inclusive
  • Economically vibrant


IV. Group dialogues | 16:15 – 17:15
Each group presents summaris of the Operations Development Proposal for an open discussion.

Sector and related SDGs

Workshop 2 discusses the benefits of planning for all.

Workshop 1 reviews how to make plans bankable.

UrbanCare Dialogues cooperation partners