Day 1 - 23 March 2021

Reducing the risks - Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water management and extreme weather events.

Welcome - setting out the importance of urban nature-based solutions in Glasgow and Scotland and explaining how they feed into the European Union’s strategy.

Susan Aitken (Leader of Glasgow City Council)

Aileen Campbell (Member of Scottish Parliament)

Innovating with nature-based solutions in our cities 

Marcus Collier 

Big climate challenge – how cities can adapt and innovate using nature-based solutions

Cristian Garcia (Promálaga), Gerardo Gonzalez (BIOAZUL) 

Reducing the risks innovation cafes 

Challenges of Retrofit Surface Water Management in Glasgow James Murray, MGSDP Glasgow City Council  

GrowGreen in Wroclaw, our learning on nature-based solutions Malgorzata Bartyna-Zielinska, Grow Green

A green wall for kids in kindergarten Shushanik Asmaryan, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies 

10,000 Raingardens for Scotland Emilie Wadsworth, Green Action Trust  

Malls Mire Community Woodland, Scotland Emma Iller, Urban Roots

What do citizens think about urban environments? Mamuka Gvilava, GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic

Orchards, agroforestry: how to create urban food forests? Fergus Walker, The Orchard Project

Creative approaches to nature-based solutions, Scotland Gemma Lawrence, Creative Carbon and Hannah Imlach, PHD Student  

Towards a carbon conscious place: The Shetland Islands Laura Hainey, A&DS

UNaLab: urban nature labs Piersaverio Spinnato and Maria Dubovik, UnaLab 

Building natural networks and delivering the deal with stakeholders 

Antonio Prieto Gonzalez (A Coruña City)

Max Hislop (GCV Green Network Partnership)

Mien Quartier (City of Genk)


Day 2 - 24 March 2021

Healing sick cities - Nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing, place-based planning, human scale, food growing and food provision.

Day 2 welcome and summary of previous day 

Naturally Smart Cities – innovating with data to support nature-based solutions 

Healing sick cities innovation cafes 

Green health pathways to healthier cities Ian MacKenzie, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and Theresa Martin, Glasgow City Council

From natural playgrounds to floating gardens, Poznań, Poland Natalia Madajczyk, City of Poznan

Horticultural Therapy as a path to employment and wellbeing Richard Walsh, SACRO The Garden Project

Community growing – networks for nature Abi Mordin, Glasgow Community Food Initiative  

The Children’s Wood Glasgow, Scotland Emily Cutts

Creating a metropolitan park in Pavlos Melas Maria Mavroudi, Municipality of Pavlos Melas

Glasgow – a National Park City? Dominic Hall, Glasgow National Park City

Young Placechangers programme, Scotland Ea O'Neill, greenspace scotland

URBAN GreenUP, new strategy for renaturing cities - Spain,Raul Sanchez, Urban Green Up 

Where art and business collide: imagining urban nature-based solutions for health and wellbeing

Isobel Fletcher (Horizon Nua)  1, 2

Pauline Georgiou (University of East London)

Belma Pasic (SERDA), Nermina Suljević (City of Sarajevo)  

UrbanbyNature capacity-building programme goes westwards - meet the Brazilian hub


Day 3 - 25 March 2021

Routes to recovery Nature-based solutions for a green recovery, policy that supports natural infrastructure, nature-based enterprise, skills and employability.

Day 3 welcome and summary of previous day

UrbanbyNature – meeting the Caucasian, Chinese and Korean streams 

New green deal – can nature-based solutions aid city recovery?

Julie Procter (greenspace scotland)  

Esmee Kooijman (Horizon Nua)

Accelerating innovation and start-ups in the nature-based economy 

Siobhan McQuaid (Trinity College Dublin)

Stine Casparij Kondrup (Greencubator)

Stuart Connop (ARENA Incubator)

Colm O'Driscoll (ECOSTAR/Etifor)

Agnieszka Osipiuk (City of Poznan)

Sean Kelly (Glasgow City Council)

Entrepreneurial enterprises – service design for nature-based solutions training