Czech Technical University in Prague Presents Research on Nature-Based Solutions at PLEA 2024 Conference 

Two weeks ago, NBSINFRA partner Licia Felicioni, representing the Czech Technical University in Prague, delivered a literature review presentation on the utilization of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to counter man-made hazards. Her presentation took place at the PLEA – Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design 2024 International Conference in Wrocław, Poland.  The 2024 PLEA edition highlighted the […]

Two weeks ago, NBSINFRA partner Licia Felicioni, representing the Czech Technical University in Prague, delivered a literature review presentation on the utilization of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to counter man-made hazards. Her presentation took place at the PLEA – Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design 2024 International Conference in Wrocław, Poland. 

The 2024 PLEA edition highlighted the urgent need to rethink urban spaces and built environments considering resilience and climate change, with a particular focus on heat stress. Felicioni et al.’s paper, titled “Nature-based solutions performance versus man-made hazards: a literature review for enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure,” investigates the effectiveness of NBS in safeguarding critical infrastructure against specific hazards. 

The study conducted a comprehensive literature review using various search engines to gather data and best practices on NBS and their impact on infrastructure resilience. The findings revealed that NBS can mitigate threats like terrorism and cyber-attacks, but they are also vulnerable to such hazards if not properly designed. This underscores the importance of thoughtful landscape design in addressing these needs. 

The research aligns with the NBSINFRA project which aims to bolster urban infrastructure resilience through NBS. The study provides robust foundation for exploring hazard mitigation strategies within Prague’s CityLab. 

The full paper is available in the published conference proceedings here.