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 !
(2017-2022)

8

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)

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Focus

TERRITORIAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

Coastlines and climate change : Understanding the issues, rethinking our practices together ...

Save the date : European Forum on Nature in the City For climate change...

Friday 8 October 2021 at the Hôtel de Région in Marseille

Review of the European Forum on 1 July

While waiting for the videos which will be available soon and to meet you in person during the...

ZOOM on Téla Botanica's holiday booklets

To end the summer on a high note, Téla Botanica is offering 4 holiday booklets to help you discover...

ZOOM : new feedback sheets

The LIFE team took advantage of the summer period and the help of two brilliant trainees, Romane and...

FOCUS on the GREC's notebooks

The GREC has published a new territorial notebook which this time concerns the Nice Cote d'Azur...

ZOOM on the training for elected representatives

The Nature For City LIFE training programme specifically dedicated to the elected representatives of...

ZOOM on the seminar "Adaptation to climate change and land use planning :...

While waiting for the videos and materials of the forum on 1 July 2021, let's take a look back at...

Nature in the city workshop in Cagnes sur mer act 2

Following the workshops organised in 2019 with the town's elected representatives and technicians,...

READ ELSEWHERE : Call for commons Resilience of Territories 2021

ADEME has just launched a call for commons to bring together a community around the theme of...

ZOOM : Animated films to alert us to the climate emergency and the loss of...

On the occasion of the production of the biodiversity and climate change booklet, which is due to be...

ZOOM on the MOOC Nature in the city : from the discovery to the completion...

This month, discover or rediscover a new video of the Nature for city LIFE MOOC : Nature in the city...

FOCUS on the RECETAS project : nature to heal and fight against isolation...

Taking a walk in a park, growing tomatoes ... what if these activities could be used to combat...

READ ELSEWHERE : Soil sealing and renaturation sheets - CEREMA -

Cerema has just completed the series of sheets on the challenges of soil desilting and renaturation...

READ ELSEWHERE : Beneficial effects of urban nature spaces on health -...

A study carried out as part of a doctorate in psychology by Bastien VAJOU and with Plantes et Cité,...

When the weather is fine, you'll want to go for a walk with the Guide...

With the return of the fine weather, you'll want to discover or rediscover Marseille, Aix, the Etang...

ZOOM : A notebook full of Ideas

The students of the Marseille School of Design, as part of the "Artistic Investments" project, are...

ZOOM on the MOOC Nature in the city : from the discovery to the completion...

This month, discover or rediscover a new video of the Nature for city LIFE MOOC : Nature in the city...

Review of the webinar " Social Representations of Nature in the City - Act...

On 20 April, a second webinar was devoted to "Social representations of nature in the city 2". This...

ZOOM : Sharing methods

Within the framework of the "Ateliers Elus techniciens et de mobilisation citoyenne" actions, the...

READ ELSEWHERE : the city of tomorrow will be a natural city. Yves Chalas...

This period of prolonged confinement leads us, as urbanites, to rethink our relationship with...

EnviroDEBAT Networking Biodiversity and Planning

On 16 February EnvirobatBDM organised an EnviroDEBAT "Biodiversity and planning" in digital format...

READ ELSEWHERE : Lichens, scientific treasure and environmental sentinels

In addition to the videos by Claude Rémy of the Arnica Montana association on air quality monitoring...

LA CIOTAT : an action study to promote nature in the city to combat heat...

Many cities in France and abroad have already launched diagnoses of this urban overheating, to...

READ ELSEWHERE: full soil to fight against the desartificialisation of...

Among the many draft articles of the 'climate and resilience' bill, which follows on from the work...

READ ELSEWHERE in The Conversation "What about urban microforests ? "

The heatwaves of the last few summers have been the trigger for massive tree planting projects and...

NETWORKING : "Vegetable city, desirable city: when nature takes root

The health crisis and the latest heatwaves have made it all the more important to have access to...

DISCOVER OR REDISCOVER THE NATURE FOR CITY LIFE WEBSITE

Why a "Nature for City Life" website? To help you discover and share this European project led by...

Networking for Metropolitan Pathways : a conference at MUCEM to share a...

Since the creation by the Bureau des Guides, 10 years ago, of the GR2013, the first metropolitan...

Review of the seminar "The landscape resources of the Etang de Berre".

On January 28th and 29th, a two-day seminar was held on the landscape resources of the Etang de...

Networking: Focus on the other Nature 4 Cities

This almost homonymous project, supported within the framework of the H2020 programme, bringing...

Networking : Focus on Life ARTISAN

Within the framework of the Nature for City LIFE programme, the SUD Region is developing networking...

Networking Back to Webinars " Thursday is Climate - Hot Spots

Within the framework of the Air Energy Climate Plan, the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis, in...

Back to the Webinar "Thursday is Climate - Adapted lighting for nocturnal...

Within the framework of the Air Energy Climate Plan, the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolitan Area,...

Networking: the COoL-AMmetropolis project - Towards a reduction in CO2...

The COoL-AMmetropolis project, funded by the French National Research Agency (2020-2023), is led by...

A new communication pack for the NFCL project

Within the framework of the mission of animation of the elected technical workshops on urban and...

The Nature For City LIFE project is exhibited during the Heritage Days in...

This year the city of Port de Bouc, in the continuation of its commitment to the Nature For City...

A "Hackhaton nature" digital solutions for better knowledge and protection

Hack4nature is an event proposed by the Donut Info Lab and its partners to collectively reflect on...

The AIRFRESH project to reduce air pollution from trees in the city for a...

Mass urbanisation is one of the challenges of the 21st century, 82% of the population of the...

Networking : focus on the Life Metro Adapt project

During the Green Week, the European Commission highlighted the subject of vulnerability, but also...

EcoTeka project for a better management of urban trees

Good tree management in the city starts with a thorough knowledge of the existing trees. The...

Towards a green school yard , the Marcel Pagnol school project in Nice

In the context of the necessary adaptation to climate change, the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolis has...

Back to the webinar "Social Representations of Nature in the City" on...

On 16 November a webinar was devoted to "Social Representations of Nature in the City". This time of...

Air pollution and climate change in the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region

The Territory Knowledge Service of the region has just devoted the thirteenth issue of the Focale to...

Outdoors or the Nature for City LIFE itinerary booklets of the GR2013...

By linking knowledge to walking, experience to conversation, analysis to gesture, the itineraries...

CARROS at the time of the urban walks

"Nature in the city is not just about looking pretty in the city," and in these times of climate...

Cagnes-sur-Mer or the reconquest of Nature in the City

The town of Cagnes-sur-Mer has a policy of reconquering the Cagne and nature in the town: "La Coulée...

Urban monitoring Nature in the city and climate :

the continuation of the installation of sensors by ATMOSUD

Training of elected representatives

feedback sheets for the (re)introduction of nature in cities and the fight against global warming.

A successful back-to-school trip bringing together ENSAM students and...

From walking to walking ....

A look back at the workshop on the Mediterranean city of tomorrow in...

The collaborative reflection on the Mediterranean city of tomorrow was held in Miramas on 25 April.

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...

Story of an urban walk: Walking conversation #2 of March 13, 2019

Back in narrative, images and sound on the urban walk of March 13, 2019 in Foresta led by the SAFI...

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...

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...

URBAN HIKING: THE FOREST PARK, A METROPOLITAN NURSERY

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.