UrbanByNature: The global programme for urban nature pioneers

Through this facilitated expertise-sharing and capacity-building programme, local governments all around the world are being empowered to harness the boundless potential of nature for sustainable urban development.


We aim to give local governments, civil society and businesses the opportunity to co-create a sustainable and resilient urban future using nature’s innovative potential. 


Together we want to lift the barriers to urban nature and set our cities and towns on a new green and blue course. 

Our Approach

We bring established and aspiring urban nature pioneers together in facilitated capacity-building webinars and workshops. We have built the programme on an integrated planning process, which has been used by local governments part of the ICLEI network and beyond and accounts for the complex combination of departments, sectors and organisations involved in sustainable urban planning. The programme is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the questions and expertise participants and contributors bring to the table from their diverse backgrounds and regions.