Nature is highly valuable to tackle a range of key challenges in cities around the world. Green and blue infrastructure provide nature-based solutions to control urban heat islands and flooding, and improve water management and public health. Nature in cities provides possibilities to reduce biodiversity loss and provide over half of the world’s population with space to relax and recreate. In this session, speakers will present research from cities around the world and address a large range of questions revolving around the importance of nature in cities. They will present innovative methods, data analyses and new insights to develop sustainable and healthy cities.