Across the globe, people are moving into cities at a faster rate than ever in our history. And cities are in a precarious position — rapid growth has the potential to make them deeply unlivable places, at the mercy of floods, droughts and storms. We know that nature can help cities manage the challenges they face.
Our vision is to fundamentally change the relationship between cities and nature, so that both can thrive.
To turn that vision into reality, we will work with communities, mayors, planners and developers to incorporate natural solutions into cities and make them more resilient, livable and truly flourishing places.
See our latest thinking on pressing challenges facing cities and nature around the world.
Get to know our cities leaders and their work to incorporate natural solutions into cities. Meet our leaders.
By taking care of our natural resources, we're working to ensure communities have access to clean water, healthy urban forests and strong coasts needed for cities to naturally thrive. See what we're doing in North America.
Creating a citizen science movement to explore how our collective efforts to transform yards and urban landscapes into more diverse habitat can support wildlife and connect people to nature in communities around the world.
Backed by our science, we envision a world where people and nature thrive together. View our latest reports and tools to learn about solutions that will help us get there.
Urban heat islands are a very real, very threatening problem indeed, and nature is a very real solution. Learn more.
Given the choice of a highway or park, which would you choose? Read more.
Financing nature-based solutions, or green infrastructure, reduces the impact of storm water run-off in city streets around the world. Find out how.
Bringing natural solutions into the urban center and helping Monterrey thrive as a modern city. Read more.
Read about how rain gardens, urban trees and plants, greenways and other natural infrastructure can treat stormwater.
The Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of water in cities around the world and provides recommendations for natural solutions to improve water quality. Find out about your city’s water future.
Investing in nature will help ensure that communities have access to clean water and air, cooler cities and safer coasts needed to thrive and withstand flooding, storms and other threats. Read a blog post from our Director of Forest Health Protection.