Building with nature / Nature based solutions

Building with nature / Nature based solutions

The Dream

A world where we work with nature in all our projects instead of against it
 

Building with nature / Nature based solutions

Nowadays natural aspects are increasingly integrated and ecology is a preconditional aspect in projects. A recent example is the nitrogen problem in the Netherlands. Nature-based design principles can be used to strengthen the design. We should work with nature instead of against it.

With building with nature we can create an innovative and sustainable urban development where cities and nature are integrated. Which innovations are required to improve the use of nature and water to deal with the rising heat stress problems in cities? Are current water management systems a match for these changing conditions and how will the changes affect the ecological value of deltas? Can we improve or even invent new methods to ensure the supply of sufficient and reliable drinking water and purify wastewater in a sustainable way? How can we guarantee sufficient water depths for shipping?

Do you have any suggestions on how to do so? We challenge everyone to bring new ideas to the table! Your ideas do not have to provide a complete and overall answer to our broad research question. We are looking for concrete ideas, both small and large, rather than abstract thoughts. We are excited to discover more about your ideas, so go ahead and submit them!

  • How can we strengthen the ecosystem in the built environment?
  • How can nature enhance accessibility, logistics and our transit experience?
  • How can our projects prevent damage to nature and how can we compensate the damage that does occur?
  • How can W+B become the leading nature based solutions company?
Keywords

Building with nature, ecosystem, ecology, nature, landscape, resources, organic, protection, life, habitats, scale, vulnerable, inspired by nature, resilient, wildlife, nature inclusive, balance

Submit your idea!

Contact the campaigns

Elmo Slump

Innovation Manager

Elmo Slump
Marije Schilder

Smart Cities

Marije Schilder
Mattijs Stam

Smart Company

Mattijs Stam
Fenna van de Watering

Smart Cycles

Fenna van de Watering
Menno Buckers

Smart Deltas

Menno Buckers
Leon Reijmer

Smart Infra and mobility

Leon Reijmer