NATURVATION (NATure-based URban innoVATION) is a research project led by Durham University in England.  It involves 14 institutions across Europe working in fields as diverse as urban development, innovation studies, geography, ecology, environmental assessment and economics.

NATURVATION assesses what nature-based solutions (NBS) can achieve in cities and examines how innovation is taking place.  It works with communities and stakeholders to develop the knowledge and tools required to realize the potential of nature-based solutions for meeting urban sustainability goals.

NATURVATION partners with city governments, non-governmental organizations, business and other stakeholders to develop the nature-based solutions that are essential for meeting urban challenges.