Urban Governance Atlas

Urban Governance Atlas
The Atlas is an interactive online database featuring 250 policy instruments supporting nature based solutions and ecosystem restoration.

The Urban Governance Atlas (UGA) is an interactive online database of over 250 good practice policy instruments that support nature-based solutions and ecosystem restoration. The first of its kind, the Atlas allows users to explore a diversity of different policy instrument types being applied across the world, including:

  • legislative, regulatory and strategic instruments,
  • economic and fiscal instruments,
  • agreement-based or cooperative instruments, and
  • knowledge, communication and innovation instruments.

The Atlas particularly focuses on the factors making the instruments successful, lessons learned in their design and implementation, and their approaches to governance, such as stakeholder involvement, institutional arrangements and participatory methods utilised. In parallel, the UGA also provides an opportunity for you and your city promote a selection of policy instruments that have worked well in your local context.

The UGA is intended as a resource for government administrations, urban planners and decision-makers; civil society (e.g. community experts or neighbourhood representatives NGOs); the scientific community; development cooperation communities; and technicians, NBS designers and landscape architects.

INTERLACE project (International Cooperation to Restore and Connect Urban Environments in Latin America and Europe, a Horizon 2020 funded research project) by Ecologic Institute, with support from the INTERLACE consortium and additional external organisations (see Acknowledgements page). The Atlas was first published in Beta format in 2022 and has been revised to its current format in 2023.

Additional entries are welcome – please visit this page for more information.


View the Urban Governance Atlas and other case study resources here.

View further policy resources here.