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Karls Concept

A short description of the NBS project

Karls Concept is an agency that deals with some topics as renaturation in urban areas, progressive digitization, innovation management at all levels and classic spatial planning with the aim of stringent communication management. One of their projects is situated directly in the city center at Karlssquare. The first urban common garden beeds were already planted in 2009. Meanwhile maore than 70 urban gardens are in operation. The City of Wien provided 2000sqm for urban gardening in 2014. Planning and implementation are done by a team of the non-profit organization KarlsGarten. With the garden and a comprehensive supporting program, the association Karlsgarten wants to promote the knowledge of agricultural crop cultivation in the city. Many different kinds of fruits and vegetables organically grow there. In addition seasonal events complete the offer. Karls Garden makes the barely used area to a valuable enrichment for all neighbours as a special green and recreational area.

NBS Implementation context
Location Austria, Wien (Austria)
Status Ongoing (since 2009)
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale neighbourhood
NBS Impacts scale • Neighbourhood • City
Urban density/ Soil consumption • High (dense city center, etc.) • Medium
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? Community • NGO’s / CSO’s / interest groups • Citizens
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_resilienceSelfgovernance_grassroots_initiatives -
Global Estimated cost of the project -
Cluster cluster3_citizen_inclusion
FM • Volunteering
Description of the financing mechanism -
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
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Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
Class Subclass Type Description
Knowledge_driversAwareness • NBS ambassadors -
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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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