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16.02.2023 | Online

Making nature-based solutions work for all: avoiding green gentrification

Time: 16 - 17:30

The renaturing of a city should be of benefit to all residents, first and foremost to vulnerable neighbourhoods. Unfortunately, the opposite can be the case. There are more than a few examples in which greening projects contributed to the displacement of residents – through increased rents or inflated property taxes. These processes are known as “green gentrification”.

How widespread is green gentrification and which different forms are existing? What can municipalities do to anticipate those developments and take action against them? How can local governments deal with private investors and what are the limitations of local actions? And how can local alliances between local governments and their communities prevent or revert green gentrification processes?

This CITIES TALK NATURE event will discuss these and further questions building on the recently published GOLD VI Report on Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality, developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in partnership with the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) research consortium.

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