A short description of the NBS project
Implementation of vegetated rafts as habitats for local species on a city center river. Artificial shelters for fauna (nesting box, insect hotels, artificial spawning areas…) and vegetation supports were installed. Wooden terraces were also installed to allow citizens to enjoy and observe 1.
The objectives of the intervention are to favor 1 and develop environmental education.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
high (dense city center, etc.)
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)
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: Nantes municipality
Main partner: EDENN (financial partner)
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
The idea of this project emerges from an association and it has been then implemented by Nantes municipality.
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
Groupe Mammalogique Breton (environmental protection association)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
cluster5_network_governance Collaborative_governance Based on collaborative approach between Nantes municipality and associations
Global Estimated cost of the project
50k€ - 200k€
Description of the financing mechanism
Nantes municipality financing (Parks and gardens department)
Social Adopt a stewardship role The aim of this project is to contribute to sustaining and developing the well-being of all the network (1 and citizens) using collaborative approach. Organizational Develop scale-up solutions
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
Governance_drivers Process_efficiencies Collaboration Collaboration between 2 municipality departments
Knowledge_barriers Uncertainty Operation_unknow Experimentation needed to find technical method to implement this project. Governance_barriers Institutionnal_barriers Lack_of_flexibility_of_decision_making
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
This project is both thought for 1 and for citizens and finaly allows to cohabitation between them
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
???, 2013, Nantes. Les jardins à quai prennent vie ce soir, Ouest-France
Frédéric Brénon, 2013, Des jardins flottants en ville, 20minutes
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468