The Natural Capital Project advances research frontiers around sustainable development and sustainable, livable cities. Currently, we are developing new science focused on:
Less-studied yet vital ecosystem services relating to health, including improving mental health, promoting physical activity, and supporting urban biodiversity
Equity in access to nature and its benefits - developing new assessment approaches
Resilience of interconnected human and natural systems
Modeling of ecosystem services at the global scale
Using AI to generate insights from new data sources such as social media, satellite imagery, and human movement data.