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Operatie Steenbreek

A short description of the NBS project

In early 2015, the project Operatie Steenbreek was established as a result of the cooperation between multiple organisations. It is a national partnership between green knowledge institutes, businesses, governments and citizens. The aim is to counteract the current trend of paving residential gardens and thereby improving the urban living environment, in particular trying to make citizens enthusiastic for greening their garden. The attention is mainly on the negative effects of paving, such as less 1 and the pressure on the sewage system during cloudbursts. At the beginning of the project, five cities were chosen that deliver this message. These cities were Leeuwarden, Groningen, Den Haag, Amersfoort and Eindhoven. Currently, the project is converted to a foundation and two other cities also joined: Maastricht and Leiderdorp. Each other municipality can implements Operatie Steenbreek and supports its citizens in its own way or they can use the methodology to greening gardens offered by Operatie Steenbreek. The project is financed by the municipalities. Other stakeholders are knowledge institutions, water authorities, foundations, companies like garden centres, citizens, ecologists and city planners. The national paroject was initiated by Alterra, a part of the Wageningen University, and the University of Groningen. Operatie Steenbreek offers several activities to cities. First is the so-called garden ambassadors, people who can offer information about how to make your garden more natural and animal friendly. Secondly, they offer a course on garden reservations, in which members learn about nature friendly gardening. The last is the BIMBY method, which stands for ‘1 In My Backyard’, in which citizens are guided by collecting information about making their gardens more natural and animal friendly. The different cities all have their own strategy to promote Operatie Steenbreek among their citizens and to make them aware of their goal.

NBS Implementation context
Location Netherlands, The Netherlands
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Longitude
Status Ongoing (since 2015)
Dates
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale • Object (private gardens) • Neighbourhood • City
Urban density/ Soil consumption High (dense city center)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
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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
Waste
Recycling
Other 0
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Health
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
Other
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? Community • Research institutions
Contracting Authority
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
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?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster5_network_governanceCollaborative_governanceThe project is financed by the municipalities. Different stakeholders cooperate on a voluntary basis.
Financing
Global Estimated cost of the project -
Cluster CLUSTER 1: Public financing CLUSTER 3: Citizen inclusion
FM • Volunteering
Description of the financing mechanism The project is financed by the municipalities. Different stakeholders cooperate on a voluntary basis.
Business Model
Class Type Description
Each municipality can implements Operatie Steenbreek and supports its citizens in its own way or they can use the methodology to greening gardens offered by Operatie Steenbreek.
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
Expected life time of the intervention
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_driversInformation accessibility and sharing Awareness • Knowledge platforms; • Climate Change -
Governance_driversProcess efficiencies Co-creation and participation • Collaboration; • Co-production
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
Knowledge_drivers-
Governance_driversParticipation and awareness • Lack of participation
What makes this project a pioneer?
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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.)
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