Over 40 companies, civil organizations, authorities, research facilities, and cultural institutions are intrinsically contributing to IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE–. The IABR (International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam) is using research by design to tackle the task of creating a healthy balance between humanity, the environment, and prosperity. Our world is urbanizing fast, and the dividing line between city and nature is fading just as rapidly.

During the IABR–2014–, the IABR and its partners are investigating the changing relationship between city and nature. They believe that the environmental problems of the world can be solved only if the problems of the city are solved first. As of 29 May 2014, the results of this joint investigation will be on show in a major exhibition held in the Kunsthal Rotterdam – which will be dedicated to a single theme for the first time in its existence.