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
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Green economy Circular economy
Direct economic value of NBS
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
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?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
cluster5_network_governance Collaborative_governance Based on collaboration between Strasbourg municipality and citizens
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
Organizational Develop scale-up solutions Based on a collaborative approach, this project allows to deliver sustainable solutions at a large scale to maximize benefits for society and the environment.
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
Knowledge_drivers Collaboration Networks The project leader is in contact with some Natural Park managers Governance_drivers cocreation_and_participation
Economy_barriers Budget_constraints NBS_not_a_priority Because of the newness of the action, it has been difficult to make it known and understood Knowledge_barriers Uncertainty Operation_unknow
What makes this project a pioneer?
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
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468