Green spaces and urban regeneration


3 lessons

Learning objectives:

Lesson activities should include scientific methods such as formulating and seeking answers to questions, making systematic observations, planning and conducting experiments and field studies. Students are to be given opportunities to state their arguments and to present their analyses and conclusions. They will also be given the opportunity to use computers to process and present their findings. Students can perform the second part of the LS individually, if this LS is implemented online.

Description of the learning process and activities:

The purpose of this learning scenario is to explore an urban ecosystem of a city, analysing its ecosystem services and determining whether it acts as a nature-based solution (NBS) to challenges such as diminishing biodiversity, urban heat islands and urban decay. Although this learning scenario uses Uppsala as an example, it can be implemented using other cities and areas as a basis. Students are going to visit a green area (in this example: Rosendal) to understand better the role of ecosystem services and NBS. Rosendal is a new area in Uppsala specifically planned with a focus on ecosystem services.
To search for more information and examples: Oppla – the EU Repository of NatureBased Solutions.

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