Sustainable and optimal nature-based-solutions for cities to promote well-being
Nature in the city
An understanding of human-nature interaction as a determinant for well-being is increasingly recognised and its potential for urban planning as a mechanism for health promotion is more and more acknowledged.
The GoGreenRoutes project is an effort by an extensive network of partners to lay the foundations for European cities to act as ambassadors for sustainable development. In collaboration with forty partners, the project focuses on integrating nature-based solutions (NBS) into a multidimensional 360° health approach, identifying the potential of nature as part of holistic health. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
In Lahti, the project will develop the Kintterö health forest concept and explore other opportunities for urban greenery in cooperation with LAB – University of Applied Sciences. Other important partners of the project are e.g. Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing, Lahti Urban Planning and local nature-based-entrepreneurs.
The aim of the project is to foster a positive human-nature relationship, flourish nature connectedness and create opportunities for citizens to engage with nature through digital, educational and behavioural innovations.