With our urban areas and cities constantly growing, we face a wide range of challenges.
Nature based solutions are designed to tackle these challenges together with nature by using natural processes to support actions.
Ghent University have developed a tool to quantify ecosystem services from different coastal protection measures (Land use). Underpinned by science, for spatial planners and others the tool explains how changes in land use might affect ecosystem services. Different scenarios can be compared to find an optimal solution for both humans and nature.
A demonstration of the tool by Prof. Dries Bonte from Ghent University can be found on the ENDURE YouTube channel.