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Science Innovation

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.