The ENABLE project investigated the factors that influence the realization of green and blue infrastructure potential for a better living environment in cities. Focusing on the role of infrastructures, institutions, and perceptions, ENABLE used social and environmental justice together with resilience to assess the generation and distribution of ecosystem service benefits. The framework, developed by the researchers in consultation and collaboration with local stakeholders, was tested and applied in multiple European cities and offer a new baseline for understanding and unlocking green and blue infrastructure potential in urban areas.
The project was funded under the 2015-2016 joint call “Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services in a global change context: the cases of soils and sediments, and land- river and sea-scapes” for research proposals. The ENABLE project has been awarded the opportunity to present their work in an animated video as part of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact.
The Belgian Biodiversity Platform led the production of this video, along with the ENABLE project researchers, BiodivERsA, and the motion design studio Squarefish.