Nature Based Solutions

Nature Based Solutions, the first part of the handbook, proposing specific elements of nature-friendly solutions for adaptive vulnerability of cities. For each type of solution is given a description and role of the element within the ecological system of the city, construction and technical parameters of the solution, conditions of implementation, risks and benefits, named in the system of nomenclature of selected adaptation indicators.

In the context of fulfilling the Strategy of Adaptation of the Capital The City of Prague on Climate Change Prague also cooperates on international projects. The “Urban NatureLab” project, abbreviated to UNaLab, funded by the European Horizon 2020 program, helps OCP MHMP and IPR Prague staff, with the support of staff from the most prestigious foreign research institutions and cities, develop, assess and evaluate the impacts of individual planned adaptation projects on climate change. The aim of the project is to face the climate challenges associated with the high rate of urbanization and to implement solutions in cities using green and blue infrastructure.

Under the auspices of UNaLab, the first version of the technical handbook was published – a catalog of so-called “nature based solutions”. The handbook provides detailed information on a range of potentially useful solutions to support the urban microclimate and reduce vulnerability; is a living document for the duration of the project and its final version will be published for wide use after the end of the UNaLab project.

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Guidelines for Community Gardening

Map of community gardens and composters

Methodology of Living Courtyard

Map of Garden Settlements

Garden settlements have a major contribution to the city, its inhabitants and biodiversity for the environment, but also to social, economic, aesthetic, educational and other benefits. The update of the general garden settlements in Prague 2018 was prepared within the Implementation Plan of the Strategy of Adaptation of the Capital City of Prague for Climate Change 2018 – 2019.

Catalogue sheets


Summary table


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