Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

Urban Natural Park

A short description of the NBS project

Creation of an urban natural park as a metropolitan governance tool. The action encourages sustainable territorial development based on natural, historical and cultural heritage promotion and eco-citizenship. The governance is based on a charter included in the Local Urbanism Plan and a participatory approach thanks to collaboration between local stakeholders and municipal representatives.

NBS Implementation context
Location France, Strasbourg
Latitude 48.573994
Longitude 7.752705
Status Project delivered
Dates 2016.0
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale city
NBS Impacts scale city
Urban density/ Soil consumption medium
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;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 Urban Community and city of Strasbourg
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved Leader: Urban Community and city of Strasbourg Main partners: ADEUS (technical partner), CAUE Bas Rhin (technical partner) & Bas Rhin General Council (financial partner)
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.) This project emerges from a convergence between a social demand (citizens and association) and an awareness of the potential from Strasbourg municipality
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?) Citizens
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Municipality Citizens
Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster5_network_governanceCollaborative_governanceBased on collaboration between Strasbourg municipality and citizens
Global Estimated cost of the project more than 5M€
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
FM Other
Description of the financing mechanism Strasbourg municipality
Business Model
Class Type Description
OrganizationalDevelop scale-up solutionsBased on a collaborative approach, this project allows to deliver sustainable solutions at a large scale to maximize benefits for society and the environment.
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 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
Knowledge_driversCollaborationNetworksThe project leader is in contact with some Natural Park managers
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
Economy_barriersBudget_constraintsNBS_not_a_priorityBecause of the newness of the action, it has been difficult to make it known and understood
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_implementation
Brief description of the innovativeness The project is based on a collaborative governance: it involve citizens and municipal representatives in natural spaces protection and historical and cultural heritage promotion.
Has the project received a prize, an award? Laureate "Coucours Capitale Française de la Biodiversité" 2014
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.) PhD, 2015, Strasbourg inaugure son parc naturel urbain, France 3 Grand-Est
IM Keywords
  • urban park

  • public participation