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Park Lingezegen

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
Location Netherlands, Arnhem and Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Status Project delivered (2008-2015)
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale city
NBS Impacts scale • City • Regional • National
Urban density/ Soil consumption Low (suburb at the limit with rural areas, etc.)
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
Other 0
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
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
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? Governments • Local government/municipality
Contracting Authority
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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 investment for Lingezegen amounts to 70 million euros. The park is financed by the local governments who have initiated the project.
Global Estimated cost of the project more than 5M€ (70M€)
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
FM Public financing
Description of the financing mechanism The investment for Lingezegen amounts to 70 million euros. The park is financed by the local governments who have initiated the project.
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Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
Expected life time of the intervention
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Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
Class Subclass Type Description
Knowledge_driversGeneration of evidence Collaboration • Research on benefits; • Networks -
Governance_driversProcess efficiencies Co-creation and participation • Collaboration; • Involvement of urban government
Economy_driversSelf-financing and self-management
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
Governance_driversParticipation and awareness • Lack of participation
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Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
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