Connecting with an EnRoute City Lab project

Dear Oppla, I would like to ask for your assistance in connecting with the partners of the following case study that was featured on your website: An assessment of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in the Valletta urban area: a case-study for sustainable urban planning I am a MSc student writing my thesis on the following topic: Measuring the Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Contexts Through Quantitative Assessments One of the activities that I would like to perform as part of my research is to select a case study of urban nature (either a single project or a neighbourhood) and perform a quantitative assessment of the benefits using scientific literature and available data. Through this, I can help present the evidence of the benefits of nature to many stakeholders and therefore promote greater nature inclusion in urban areas. I think the case study in Malta is useful to understand the data that was collected (and missing) as well as the final results of the project (the maps on the website were too small to read). Furthermore, if you are aware of any specific urban NBS measures that have been implemented in the Netherlands, where data is being collected by researchers, then please feel free to share them with me as I am still looking for potential case studies. Thank you very much and keep up the good work that the Oppla platform is providing to all of us. Oscar Alvarado Graduate student of Water Science and Management Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Parks & Streets
Ecosystem services
Ecosystem assessment
Social impact assessment
Ecosystem approach
Spatial planning
Urban regeneration


Dear Oscar,

The leader of the Valletta case study is Mario Balzan from MCAST. More information about the EnRoute case studies is available here:

There are several Horizon 2020 projects funded by the EU; several of which are in the netherlands.  Here are some other useful links about NBS

Check also the wesites of the 12 or so Horizon 2020 projects. The projects are listed here.


Posted on: 8 May 2019 - 8:40