Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

"Séqué" eco-district

A short description of the NBS project

Design and construction of an eco-district with the ecological networks and 1 as starting point. The implementation of this project is based on environmental approach to urban planning. The district is an environmentally-friendly project and favors collective housing to preserve green areas.

NBS Implementation context
Location France, Bayonne
Latitude 43.509207
Longitude -1.433361
Status Project delivered
Dates 2012.0
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale neighbourhood
NBS Impacts scale neighbourhood
Urban density/ Soil consumption low (suburb at the limit with rural areas, etc.)
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 1;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 local organization (city or metropolitan)
Contracting Authority Bayonne municipality
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved Leaders: Bayonne municipality & the concessionaire of the ZAC (joint development zone) Main partners: "Société d’Equipement des Pays de l’Adour"
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.) This project has started thanks to an elected representative who wanted to integrate sustainable developpement to a housing construction project. It has then been constructed by the joint development zone manager.
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Citizens Municipality Local 1
Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster2_new_public_ managementPartnership between Bayonne municipality and a private compagny
Global Estimated cost of the project more than 5M€
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
FM Other
Description of the financing mechanism Bayonne municipality financing
Business Model
Class Type Description
OrganizationalDevelop scale-up solutionsThis project combines 1 protection at large scale by taking into account ecological networks and inhabitants well being. It also has a positive environmental impacts by using renewable energies.
SocialAdopt a stewardship role
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation short (immediately to few months)
Expected life time of the intervention more than 30
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
Governance_driverscocreation_and_participationInvolvment_of_urban_governmentElected representative a strong sustainable vision for development Environmental approach to urban planning formation (AEU ADEME) Citizens participation
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_implementation
Brief description of the innovativeness The project take into account ecological continuity in its design. It allows to create cohabitation between inhabitants and local 1
Has the project received a prize, an award? Laureate "Coucours Capitale Française de la Biodiversité" 2011
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.) Mickaël Bosredon, 2012, Lécoquartier, «un équilibre entre autonomie et ouverture sur lextérieur», 20minutes
IM Keywords
  • eco-district