Published May 31, 2022 | Version Final
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Reflexive Monitoring: a Connecting Nature Guidebook

  • 1. Erasmus University of Rotterdam / DRIFT
  • 2. Utrecht University
  • 3. Trinity College Dublin


Reflexive monitoring is an evaluation method that gives urban practitioners insight into
the progress of their project in real time. It helps them evaluate day- to-day activities and to respond to them while considering the bigger picture.This is especially helpful when addressing the complex challenges nature-based solutions tend to combat, such as climate change and social exclusion.


Suggested citation: Lodder, M., Allaert, K., Hölscher, K., Notermans, I., Frantzeskaki, N., and Collier, M.J. (2022). Reflexive Monitoring: a Connecting Nature Guidebook. Brussels: DG Research and Innovation. DOI:


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CONNECTING Nature – COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, INnovation and Governance 730222
European Commission