biodiverCities: A Primer on Nature in Cities

Created: 5/13/2014 -


With the majority of the world's population living in urban areas, its time to ask how they can become more livable, sustainable and resilient. biodiverCities explores why biodiversity should be the business of everyone committed to building more sustainable cities.

This Primer is intended for urban decision-makers who want to explore new approaches to this issue, and see examples of where biodiversity has been successfully integrated into municipal services and programs. We do this by targeting the message directly at urban decision makers and their role in mainstreaming this issue, presenting a range of case studies and mechanisms that currently exist for local governments, and featuring best practices that have produced positive results.

With a new spin on the benefits of nature in cities, biodiverCities is your go-to resource on urban biodiversity discourses in Canada. It provides a comprehensive overview of the ecological services that urban biodiversity provides, and why these services are the foundation of healthy communities.

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Sector Addressed
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Sociopolitical Setting