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Implementation model

City Tree – Modules to absorb urban pollution

A short description of the NBS project

A Berlin-based company has launched an urban air filter which it calls a “CityTree”. The unit includes a screen of moss and other plants that its maker says offers the same environmental benefits as 275 trees. In an innovative way, the CityTree combines the natural abilities of mosses with intelligent IoT technology. The cost-effective, low-maintenance and flexibly implementable biofilter improves the quality of life in cities considerably.

NBS Implementation context
Location Germany, Europe, Berlin
Latitude
Longitude
Status On going Project (since 2015)
Dates
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale • Object • 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
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? Market • Social enterprises / social entrepreneurs
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
cluster2_new_public_managementBusiness_led_selfgovernance-
Financing
Global Estimated cost of the project -
Cluster cluster3_citizen_inclusion
FM • Cooperatives
Description of the financing mechanism -
Business Model
Class Type Description
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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_driversGeneration of evidence Collaboration • Research on cost effectiveness; • Networks -
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
Knowledge_driversUncertainty • Operational unknown • Performance unknown
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field
Criteria
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.)
IM Keywords
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