Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Permeable paving, Green roofs, Green walls

GreenUrbanClimate project

A short description of the NSB

Climate change is ongoing and causes an increase in extreme weather events, such as heat waves and torrential rain. The effect of these extremes on cities is disproportionately severe. The GreenUrbanClimate (GrünStadtKlima) research project was conceived to respond to this issue by investigating the efficiency of various types of urban pavement with respect to their microclimatic effects, drainage behaviour and elimination of pollutants. In particular, about 30 partners from industry and research joined forces to investigate roof greening, wall greening and permeable surfaces used as way or road consolidation method. The aim of the project is to improve existing and develop new roof greening, wall greening and permeable surfaces methods. Therefore investigations in the fields of Landscape Construction, Spatial Planning, Meteorology and Economy have been done. On different locations in Vienna roof greening, wall greening and permeable surfaces are investigated comprehensively. By mains of these results the effect of roof greening, wall greening and permeable surfaces on the climate and water balance of urban areas is simulated.

NBS Implementation context
Location Wien (Austria)
Status (from - to) Project delivered (01.07.2010-31.12.2013)
NBS Scale • Object (building, etc.) • Neighbourhood
NBS Impacts scale • Object (building, etc.) • Neighbourhood • City
Urban density/ Soil consumption • High (dense city center, etc.) • Medium • Low (suburb at the limit with rural areas, etc.)
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

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Initial actors (Leaders) Community • Research institutions (BOKU University Wien, Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, Institute of Meteorology, Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction, Institute of Spatial Planning, Environmental Planning and Land Rearrangement (IRUB))
Involved actors Governments • Local government/municipality (Wien Municipality), Community • Research institutions (BOKU University Wien, Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, Institute of Meteorology, Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction, Institute of Spatial Planning, Environmental Planning and Land Rearrangement (IRUB)), Market • Private sector
Ecological scale Local scale green area
Governance model CLUSTER 5: Network Governance • Collaborative governance
NBS Financial aspects

The project was funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria.

Global (estimated) cost of the project -
Financing mechanism CLUSTER 1: Public financing
NBS Business Models Archetype
Technological -
Social • Maximize material productivity and energy efficiency • Substitute with renewables and natural processes
Organisational Non applicable
NBS Success and limiting factors
Process enablers
Knowledge Develop scale-up solutions
Governance -
Economy Collaboration • Networks, Information accessibility and sharing • Knowledge platforms, Awareness • Ecological memory
Process inibitors
Knowledge Co-creation and participation • Cross sectorial spaces and partnerships • Co-production
Governance Create conditions for new business models and finance schemes
Economy Accessibility to information • Information overload
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