Citizen engagement tools for Nature-Based Solutions

22 Apr 2024

Special edition: CITIES TALK NATURE goes to The Nature of Cities (TNOC) festival:
Citizen engagement tools for Nature-Based Solutions

In this special edition, we took a closer look at what tools are available for city planners and local administrations to foster citizen engagement and to include the ideas and needs of inhabitants in the planning and implementation of nature-based solutions. 

The City of Envigado (Colombia) and OPPLA presented how the computer game Minecraft can be utilized to engage young people in reimagining and co-designing more green and blue urban spaces. The city of Portoviejo (Ecuador) shared experiences from a participatory process in the context of developing the Mamey park. And our colleagues from YES Innovation showcased the “Unlimited Cities DIY” application, which allows everyone to give ideas for public spaces of a neighborhood and share them with other city inhabitants.


  • Paul Mahony, OPPLA
  • Johana Tabares Bahena, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente, Envigado
  • Karen Intriago, Coordinadora de Diseño Urbanístico, Municipio de Portoviejo
  • Nicolas Salmon, Director, YES Innovation

This webinar took place in the framework of THE NATURE OF CITIES (TNOC) FESTIVAL.