21 May 2024

Build better cities at the Nature of Cities Festival

The on-site segment of the 2024 edition of The Nature of Cities Festival (TNOC), which ICLEI Europe is sponsoring, is just around the corner. Following three weeks of virtual events in April, the in-person event in ICLEI Member Berlin (Germany) on 4 - 7 June offers a chance to connect with experts and changemakers in different session types that blend art, science and urban practice.

This year’s theme “Action”, informs the festival’s innovative programming, which, by integrating different disciplines and session formats, aims to foster dialogue and an exchange of cross-cutting ideas to enable equitable and inclusive cities.

ICLEI’s expertise in Biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions and Sustainable Food Systems will be on full display at TNOC this year. In June, you can join us at several seed and skills sessions:

Local Food Heroes: The session introduces the concept of a food hero, which the FEAST and FoodCLIC have been using as a tool in their mission to create more sustainable and just food systems in cities. When: Tuesday, June 4, 08:00 - 09:30

How to empower cities to lead the path forward in bold biodiversity action - the Berlin Urban Nature Pact: The session spotlights the Berlin Urban Nature Pact as a city-led initiative that drives transformative biodiversity action in urban areas. When: Tuesday, June 4, 16:00 - 17:30

Crafty and Creative Communication: NetworkNature and the UNPplus project dive into how cities and nature-based solutions advocates can use unconventional forms of communication to nurture public engagement and socio-ecological transformation. When: Wednesday, June 5, 08:00 - 09:30

Developing your GID lens - Gender, Inclusion and Diversity in action!: This session explores GoGreenRoutes project's innovative approach to promoting just Nature-based Solutions (NbS)in cities, which foregrounds environmental justice for equitable outcomes. When: Thursday, June 6, 03:00 - 04:30

Join us for this inspiring event! For more information on the festival and how to participate, visit the official TNOC Festival website: