Nature for city life
what is this ?


A regional project to develop nature in cities to adapt to climate change.

A few numbers

5 ans

This is the duration of the project !


This is the number of partners
(6 public and 2 associations)

3.7 M€

This is the total project budget
(of which 1.99 M€ LIFE grant)



Launch of MOOC Nature for City LIFE: register now!

The first session of the MOOC Nature for City LIFE will start on 23 April 2019, so register now and...

Nature for City LIFE Workshops: here we go!

A look back at the first citizen exchange workshops and practical elected/technical workshops of the...

And what kind of nature do you live in? Results of the LPED socio-economic...

Discover the first results of the Nature for City LIFE socio-economic surveys to better understand...

Récit de balade urbaine : conversation marchée #2 du 13 mars 2019

Retour en récit, images et son sur la balade urbaine du 13 mars 2019 à Foresta emmenée par le...

Nature for City LIFE at the Salon des Maires des Alpes-Maritime

On November 09, the Nature for City LIFE project made a name for itself at the Salon des Maires des...

#Urban walk - The quest for shade in Miramas

What could be better than an afternoon in July to go hiking... in search of shade! A look back at...

#Urban Walking - The missing part: the Aygalades stream

On July 01, the SAFI collective proposed a conference designed along the Aygalades stream.

Nature in town exhibition at the Hôtel de Région for the European...

On the occasion of the SEDD, the Region's agents can enjoy the Nature en ville exhibition at the...

A hike for the pros: The Palyvester Plain under pressure

On Tuesday 05 June, the Bureau des Guides brought together the minds of scholars, scientists and...

Participation of the South Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Region in the EU...

The South Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Region went to Brussels on 23 May to present the Nature for...

Europe goes green with EU Green Week from 21 to 25 May!

From 21 to 25 May, EU Green Week will be held on the theme "Green cities for a greener future".

A hike for the pros: The natural enclaves of Toulon harbour

The cycle of urban hikes in expert groups continued on 15 May on La Seyne with the theme " The...


Back on a day of roaming discovery of the Foresta metropolitan park project in Marseille.

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Day of meeting and location for the creation of a Metropolitan Trail in the...

Urban walk, dialogues and backpack... for a collective construction of a Metropolitan Path on the...

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Launch of the Nature for City LIFE project

On Thursday 01 February 2018, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region officially launched the Nature...

The Project

Background Context

Climate change is one of the major challenges of our century. It is already having an impact on our daily lives: summer heat peaks, the frequency and violence of natural disasters, droughts, the spread of disease, deteriorating air quality...

These impacts of climate change are exacerbated in urban areas due to their combination with the artificialization of soils and concentration of human activities. However, more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase further to 66% by 2050[1].

Faced with these climate changes, strengthening the adaptation of urban spaces is a major challenge. The development and enhancement of nature zones (infrastructures or green and blue fields) and all the services provided by nature in cities is a response to this challenge.

The Nature for city LIFE project aims to strengthen the adaptation of urban spaces to the impacts of climate change through the development and enhancement of nature in cities. Through a strong and innovative partnership between the metropolises of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur region, the project makes it possible to demonstrate the services provided by nature in an urban environment and thus provide concrete solutions for all Mediterranean cities and beyond !


A strategic objective

Develop and develop nature in cities to enhance the attractiveness of urban areas and adapt to climate change.

Two operational objectives

  • Inform, sensitize and train different audiences and actors on the services provided by nature in the city, based on demonstration sites.
  • Strengthen the integration of urban nature into urban development projects.

[1] 2014 edition of the report on the prospects for United Nations urbanization.