Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Parks and gardens

Tide Park Rotterdam

A short description of the NSB

Programma rivier als getijdepark (river as tide park) is a project initiated by the municipality of Rotterdam with the aim of greening river banks to make Rotterdam more climate resilient.The municipality of Rotterdam has initiated a programme that is called Rivier als Getijdepark (River as tide park). The purpose of the project is to green the riverbanks of two rivers (Nieuwe Maas and Nieuwe Waterweg) by the creation of parks in and alongside the rivers. These are called tide parks, since they are influenced by high tide and low tide. The goal of the project is to make Rotterdam more resilient to the consequences of climate change, namely an increased risk of flooding in times of heavy rainfall. Besides that, the tide parks create more room for biodiversity, in and alongside the river. Lastly, the parks can be used for recreational purposes. It is one of a few tide parks in the Netherlands. A variety of partners is working together to implement the plans, namely environmental organisations, companies, the national government (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water), associations, water authorities, municipalities and the Province of South Holland. The project is financed by the national, regional and local government and Europe (LIFE).

NBS Implementation context
Location Europe, Rotterdam
Status (from - to) Project delivered (2014-2017)
NBS Scale Neighbourhood City
NBS Impacts scale Neighbourhood City
Urban density/ Soil consumption High (dense city center)
NBS Typology


NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Climate adaptation
Other 0
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Flood management
Other 0
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Other 0
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Other 0
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Other 0
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Raw materials
Waste
Recycling
Other 0
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Health
Other 0
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Social Cohesion
Other 0
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
Other 0
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Other 0
Green economy Circular economy
Bioeconomy activities
Direct economic value of NBS
Other 0
Other
NBS Stakeholders & Governance

A variety of partners is working together to implement the tide parks: municipalities, the regional government, the ministry of infrastructure and water, water authorities, environmental organisations, companies and associations.

Initial actors (Leaders) Governments Local government/municipality
Involved actors Governments -, Community Municipality Citizens,Market -
Ecological scale Local scale green area City scale green networks
Governance model CLUSTER 2: New public management Public private management
NBS Financial aspects

The project is financed by the national, regional and local government and Europe (LIFE).

Global (estimated) cost of the project -
Financing mechanism CLUSTER 1: public financing LIFE CLUSTER 2: Financial institutionsCLUSTER 3: Citizen inclusion
NBS Business Models Archetype
Technological Substitute with renewable and natural processes-
Social Encourage sufficiency-
Organisational Develop scale-up solutions-
NBS Success and limiting factors
Process enablers
Knowledge Generation of evidence Research on benefits Research on cost effectiveness,Collaboration Networks, Awareness Ecological memory
Governance Process efficiencies Collaboration, Self- governance Grassroots innovations and transition initiatives, Co-creation and participation Cross sectorial spaces and partnerships Co-production
Economy Government support Removal of administrative barriers Public-private partnerships, Create conditions for new business models and finance schemes Mid long term financing
Process inibitors
Knowledge -,Technical inadequacy Lack of ready-to-apply scientific results, concepts and technologies
Governance Disconnection between short-term actions and long term goals Establishment of long term responsibilities
Economy Perception of the benefits Under appreciation of non-economic benefits
IM Keywords
  • New public management

  • Public private management

  • Citizen inclusion

  • Substitute with renewable and natural processes

  • Collaboration

  • Mid long term financing

  • Lack of ready-to-apply scientific results, concepts and technologies

  • Establishment of long term responsibilities

References
https://nature4cities.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/tide-park-rotterdam/ https://www.rotterdam.nl/wonen-leven/getijdenpark/ https://www.rotterdam.nl/wonen-leven/getijdenpark/Rivier-als-getijdenpark_groeidocument-2-kleiner-bestand.pdf https://www.rotterdam.nl/wonen-leven/getijdenpark/Intentieovereenkomstgetijdenparkondertekend.pdf