Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
Park Lingezegen is a water rich park located between Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen, in particular between the Rhine and Waal rivers. It is a landscape park that covers an area of 1600 hectares with five different kind of park. The first one (De Park) is comparable to an urban park with recreational opportunities. The second park (Het Waterrijk) is suitable for water storage. The third park (Het Landbouwland) is used for agriculture by local farmers. The fourth park (De Woerdt)can also be used for recreation. The fifth park (De Buitens) is a transition area between rural area and city. All these different parks are connected together by a new ecological, infrastructural, leisure and water network. Park Lingezegen aims in fact to developed a “green lung” with agricultural land, nature and open water for the inhabitants whose will is to use the area as recreational extension of the cities and to create an accessible landscape where ecology must be important and the water management more sustainable, such as a sustainable energy landscape.
NBS Implementation context
Netherlands, Arnhem and Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Project delivered (2008-2015)
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Low (suburb at the limit with rural areas, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?