Advanced models for the construction of an NbS catalogue for resilience and biodiversity


  • Roberto Bologna University of Florence (Italy)
  • Giulio Hasanaj University of Florence (Italy)



urban biodiversity, nature-based solutions, cataloguing models, metadata, online digital platforms


The article illustrates the results of a survey undertaken by the authors within the research activities of the National Biodiversity Center established according to the PNRR objectives, regarding the main cataloguing platforms of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for urban biodiversity aimed at restoring natural resources, creating resilient ecosystems, and promoting ecosystem benefits in cities. The analysis and comparison of case study catalogue models focused on NbS has led to the development of an organisational structure of metadata for their cataloguing, to be adopted in the Mediterranean context for the processes of urban forestation, nature-based regeneration, and improvement of ecological connectivity between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas.


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Received: 20/03/2023; Revised: 27/04/2023; Accepted: 02/05/2023


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Roberto Bologna, University of Florence (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is a Full Professor of Architecture Technology, Deputy Director of the Department of Architecture and Director of the Interuniversity Research Center TESIS ‘Systems and Technologies for Social, Health and Education Structures’ (University of Florence, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Politecnico di Torino), Scientific Manager for the Department of Architecture for the Spoke5 in the National Biodiversity Center, where he focuses on environmental and technological design for mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change in the urban environment.

Giulio Hasanaj, University of Florence (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is a Researcher at the Department of Architecture related to the National Biodiversity Center. His research focuses on environmental design related to increasing the resilience and biodiversity of urban systems vulnerable to climate change and on collective housing systems and models related to housing interventions and residences for university students.


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How to Cite

Bologna, R. and Hasanaj, G. (2023) “Advanced models for the construction of an NbS catalogue for resilience and biodiversity”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 13, pp. 179–190. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/13152023.

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