Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
Many green areas in Swiss cities are vulnerable to densification. The research project aims to demonstrate the importance of gardens for people, the city and nature and to elaborate strategies to conserve, or even increase, the quality of the gardens. Thus, the project will also provide arguments for the conservation of urban green spaces and allotments. To ensure the relevance of the study and a better implementation of the results, policy makers and city governments will also be involved in the subprojects.
Better gardens is a research project of WSL (Switzerland) which aim is to explore how gardeners cultivate their gardens and by which factors their decisions are influenced. This permits people to understand better the effect of their gardening decisions with respect to the 1 and ecosystem services outcomes that they generate.
NBS Implementation context
Switzerland, Europe, Switzerland, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich
Project delivered (January 2015 to December 2017)
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
High (dense city center)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?