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Marc Barra, Natureparif

Urbanism, architecture and biodiversity: when nature inspires cities and buildings

The decline of biodiversity in urban areas invites us to imagine innovative solutions to preserve or restore biodiversity within cities. This presentation will focus on nature-based solutions in Paris region and show how local actors are using biodiversity knowledge to design policies on urban planning, architecture, or public spaces management.

Short Biography: Marc Barra holds a diploma in ecology from Paris-Sud University. He works at Natureparif, the regional agency for nature and biodiversity in Paris region. Since 2008, Natureparif aims at involving local actors on biodiversity issues. Natureparif is in charge of an observatory of biodiversity and produce indicators including local species red lists. The agency also provide the public and private sector with scientific expertise and tools on green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. Marc has published several papers including “Climate: Nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Paris Region