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How can citizens use Nature Based Solutions to improve their environment ?

As part of the IGNITION Project, finding nature based solutions to the climate emergency, FutureEverything have been commissioned to prototype a new web-based tool for the Royal Horticultural Society

Image credit : Transport for Greater Manchester

FutureEverything are pleased to announce that we are working on a brand new commission from the Royal Horticultural Society to prototype a web based tool that allows users to calculate the environmental benefits of employing nature based solutions. The project is part of IGNITION, a groundbreaking project that aims to work with nature to develop new solutions for Greater Manchester, helping the city region’s ability to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change as we move towards becoming climate resilient and carbon neutral.

Nature based solutions are one of the strategies in the fight against climate change, examples include rain gardens, street trees, green roofs and walls which can help to tackle an increase in flooding events and tackle an increase in flooding and extreme heat events, air quality, biodiversity and human health and wellbeing.

Rosie Naylor, RHS

“ Plants and nature protect and support people in so many different ways. At the RHS, we have been looking for new means of communicating these benefits with our audiences that allows them to juggle information and consider nature-based solutions for their communities. FutureEverything and Studio Treble are brilliant at bringing ideas to life and creating engaging digital environments, so we’re delighted to be working with them on this exciting new project.”

We are thrilled to be collaborating once again with Studio Treble, Manchester based multidisciplinary design practice, who are leading on the creative web development for the prototype. We worked together previously on our this place [of mine] project so we are so excited for them to bring their expertise in design and playful interaction to the prototype development.

Studio Treble

“We’re really excited to be working with FutureEverything again, and to be involved in an RHS project is a dream brief for us. The idea of creating something experimental in its craft while helping to contribute to a more sustainable future environment really drew us to this project. The team are already working up some exciting concepts and we can’t wait to get stuck into production!”

As part of the prototyping process we will be working with data scientists from RHS getting to grips with the environmental datasets and consulting with our young Eco focus group from Coop Academy Manchester through creative online sessions gathering their thoughts and opinions which will factor into the design.

Watch this space for more news!

Find out more about our collaborators:
IGNITION
STUDIO TREBLE
RHS