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A short description of the NBS project

7 seasons is a project that focuses on increasing 1 in the city of Rotterdam. The project started as a private sector initiative. Green spaces will be created in a period of 7 years for these species (and other living beings). Temporary green projects are implemented in abandoned and neglected areas. 7 seasons is implemented in the neighbourhoods Provenierswijk and Aniesebuurt. The ambition of this project is to increase the interaction between urban dwellers and nature. In a period of 7 years, local residents are invited to start green, low-budget, initiatives. For each initiative participants can apply for funding to cover small costs. The work is done on voluntary basis.

NBS Implementation context
Location Netherlands, Europe, Rotterdam, Provenierswijk and Aniesebuurt neighbourhoods
Status On going Project (2012-2019)
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)?
if other
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? Community • NGO’s/ interest groups
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
cluster4_societal_resilienceCivic_ecology_practices The project is partly funded by the district council and receives additional funding from small funds. Most of the work is done by local residents volunteering in the project.
Global Estimated cost of the project -
Cluster cluster3_citizen_inclusion
FM • Volunteering
Description of the financing mechanism The project is partly funded by the district council and receives additional funding from small funds. Most of the work is done by local residents volunteering in the project.
Business Model
Class Type Description
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_driversAwareness • Ecological memory-
Governance_driversProcess efficiencies Self- governance Co-creation and participation • Action thinking approach • Collaboration; • Grassroots innovations and transition initiatives; • Co-production
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
Knowledge_driversAccessibility to information Technical inadequacy• Incomprehensible or unusable presentation of results; • Lack of ready-to-apply scientific results, concepts and technologies
Governance_driversComplexity of governance structure Participation and awareness • Goal misalignment • Role ambiguity; • Perception • Lack of participation
What makes this project a pioneer?
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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