The ReNature Interdisciplinary Summer School aims to provide participants with an understanding of the features and potential of nature-based solutions in the context of a holistic approach towards landscape sustainability. All participants will have the chance to interact and share experiences and activities with international experts. The summer school will include “problem-based” learning sessions, aimed at stimulating professional development and further networking between participants also in the aftermaths.
The participants will investigate 2 case-studies: Birkirkara urban area and the island of Comino. Students will visit the Birkirkara urban area, which in the past has been characterised by heavy flooding, and with the help of practitioners identify nature based solutions that may reduce surface run-off whilst providing other ecosystem services. The summer school will include a full day visit to the island of Comino, a protected area. Here, too, the participants will have the chance to assess ecosystems and analysing the drivers that may lead to environmental change and degradation. Participants will then assess the potential of application of nature-based solutions in a rural and (semi-)natural environment.
This summer school is organised by the ReNature Horizon 2020 project and is supported by the Circular City COST Action.
Apply until 10 July 2019!
Travel Grants: Through the support provided by the COST Action Circular City, the organising team are able to offer a limited number of travel grants to PhD students who are interested in joining the ReNature 1st Summer School – Nature-based solutions in landscape management.
More information and the application forms are available from here.