Design experimentation: Towards a decision support system for designing multifunctional nature-based solutions for flood mitigation

The aim of this project is to develop a decision support system for integrating experimentation in designing multifunctional Nature-based Solutions that address flood mitigation, while providing viable public open spaces in cities. A multiple case study method is used to investigate best practice examples of NbS across Europe, in particular Brussels-Wallonia, by analysing the designers’ perspectives on the use of experimentation for co-creating effective NbS. It highlights the need for performative thinking when engaging with uncertainties embedded in natural dynamic systems.