How do rural-urban relations affect our natural resources?

Ecosystems provide a wide variety of goods and services such as renewable energy, air and water purification, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Urbanisation trends impact upon land use and therefore on the availability, accessibility and quality of ecosystem goods and services. This makes it important to identify the functional relationships between rural and urban areas and their effect on the provision of these services.


News about Rural-Urban Europe and the ROBUST project is published regularly in the INFORMED CITIES newsletter.

ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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