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We advocate for centering community in green infrastructure projects. Our early career network is no different. Currently our collaborators are The New School, CLEO Institute, and NATURA. A university, a community-based nonprofit, and a global network of researchers, practitioners, and localized experts. Get SETS! is always looking for new collaborators. If you are interested in working with our group please see our contact page.


The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. Based in South Florida, CLEO is a grassroots organization who works with front-line communities to highlight the urgency of climate action and championing solutions for a resilient future. CLEO's approach to an interdisciplinary, holistic understanding of climate adaptation and mitigation has made them the go-to regional source for credible, vetted climate science and expert insights into a variety of fields impacted by climate change.


The Nature-based Solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene (NATURA) project links networks in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and Latin America, and globally to enhance connectivity among the world's scholars and practitioners and improve the prospects for global urban sustainability. NATURA exchanges knowledge, shares data, and enhances communication among research disciplines and across the research-practice divide to advance urban resilience in face of growing threats of extreme weather events.


The New School is a university in New York City, NY, USA. Their vision is to be "a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, such as democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, migration, and globalization. We will be the preeminent intellectual and creative center for effective engagement in a world that increasingly demands better-designed objects, communication, systems, and organizations to meet social needs."

As an important part of knowledge sharing, researchers and practitioners will work together on applications of nature-based solutions (NBS) in a wide range of social, ecological, and technological contexts addressing five gaps:

  • Synergistic benefits of bundles of NBS for urban resilience

  • Role of social-cultural (S) context in NBS outcomes

  • Role of ecological-biophysical (E) context in NBS outcomes

  • Role of technological-infrastructural (T) context in NBS outcomes

  • Role of SET interactions in NBS outcomes

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