Collaborative governance arrangements: What makes nature-based solutions endure?

Authors: Luca Battisti, Federico Cuomo, Alessandra Manganelli

Nature-based solutions (NbSs) are considered as key actions to address urban regeneration and foster greener cities. This paper explores collaborative governance arrangements in which different actors take primary responsibility for the maintenance of NbSs while cultivating collaborative relations. Hence, collaborative arrangements can take the shape of public-led, private-led, research-led or community-led types, each addressing specific maintenance challenges. Through an in-depth analysis of the proGIreg Urban Living Laboratory fostering NbSs in Turin (Italy), this paper highlights key conditions that make NbSs endure over time. Overall, this article contributes to contemporary research and practices on urban experimentation, NbSs, and maintenance.

Nature-based Solutions in Turin. Image © Alessandra Manganelli.
Nature-based Solutions in Turin. Image © Alessandra Manganelli.