Building on The Value of Urban Nature-Based Solutions report released last year, this project will provide built environment stakeholders with the opportunity to work through some of challenges and solutions of implementing nature-based solutions in an urban context.

Acknowledging that many practitioners are facing similar challenges, the NBS Labs are a place for learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, specifically around maintenance and stewardship, as well as existing buildings and retrofit. You will be able to share your learnings and challenges as well as learn from others who are facing similar issues. In addition, a programme of external speakers who are experts on the topic will offer insights into the state of the art and best practice of urban nature-based solutions. Key findings and insights from these sessions will be shared in a summary output.

Key aims of the project


Build a network

of industry professionals, practitioners, and experts of urban nature-based solutions.

Facilitate knowledge exchange

around the two main focus areas maintenance and stewardship, and retrofit.

Provide insights

from external topic experts to fast-track learning among attendants of the NBS labs.

Currently, UKGBC has opened applications for both general participants and project partnership.

To facilitate this series of workshops, UKGBC is opening the opportunity for several member organisations to be involved as key Project Partners. This is a level of commitment above a standard participant and comes with a host of benefits. In addition to attendance to all sessions, partners will be credited with enabling the project, get priority access to all speaking opportunities related to the project and will take a steering role, helping to shape any associated outputs, alongside other benefits. It’s a role best suited for UKGBC members with experience and understanding of implementing Nature Based Solutions.

To learn more about the NBS Labs & Project Partnership and apply for either role, download the Call for Applications below.

Project Partnership is open to UKGBC members only. Learn more about what it means to be a member and the opportunities it provides you here.

Applications close on the 8th September. If you have any enquiries about the project, please email

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