Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

Grün in der Stadt (Whitepaper) - Grünbuch Stadtgrün

A short description of the NBS project

The White Paper proposes recommendations for action and concrete measures for the next few years through which it will, within its areas of competence, support municipalities and other actors in strengthening urban green infrastructures. The government will thus make a key contribution to improving quality of life, environmental justice and climate resilience within cities. The White Paper defines ten fields of action for protecting and enhancing urban green and open space as a longer-term initiative for high quality urban spaces. The objectives of the intervention are: -to place green space topic in urban development on political agenda; -theimprovement of legal integration of urban green infrastructure; -theintroduction for targeted support measures; -to further develop guidelines and tools; -to carry out Best-pratice examples; -the general communication improvement

NBS Implementation context
Location Germany, national
Latitude -
Longitude -
Status Project delivered
Dates 2017.0
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale city
NBS Impacts scale national
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
if other
NBS Typology
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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
Other 0;
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
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;
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? A public institution, a national agency/ the state
Contracting Authority Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conserva- tion, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved Leader: National institute for construction, city and space research (BBSR) Main partners: Federal Office for Nature Conservation (BfN), German Environment Agency (UBA) & Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI )
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?) Functional responsibilty
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Inhabitants
Cluster Governance Model Description
Global Estimated cost of the project
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
Description of the financing mechanism
Business Model
Class Type Description
OrganizationalRe-purpose the business for society/environment
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation large (beyond 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention around 10 years
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
Class Subclass Type Description
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_challenge(s)_targeted
Brief description of the innovativeness
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
IM Keywords
  • guide

  • urban planning