Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
Lets Crop the Diversity
A short description of the NBS project
“Let’s Crop the Diversity” (LCD) aims to redevelop urban spaces through the co-production of solutions based on nature (NBS) to promote resilience and environmental quality of the geographical areas of intervention. The goal of this project is developing an Urban Agricultural System that, thanks to the use of NBS, allows to regenerate abandoned, unused and/or under-used spaces in densely urbanized areas. LCD intends to face this challenge in a social, innovative, multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary way, involving local stakeholders in order to develop a model based on the participation of citizens. LCD provides a set of activities related to the innovation of agricultural practices, information campaigns and involvement of citizens and marginalized social classes, and training courses aimed at local stakeholders.
The objectives of the intervention are to:
- regenerate abandoned, unused and/or under-used spaces in densely urbanized areas
- promote innovative agricultural practices
-Social benefits: involvement of citizens and marginalized social classes
NBS Implementation context
Studies and conception
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
object (building, etc.)
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: Istituto Ecoambientale (no-profit association)
Main partners: University of Rome
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.
Global Estimated cost of the project
50k€ - 200k€
Description of the financing mechanism
The project is searching for subsidies
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
medium (between 2 to 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
around 25 years
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
Knowledge gained through experiences with implementing successful projects where urban green spaces were introduced, improved in quality, or restored as well as lessons learned from less successful projects is deemed as being instrumental for effectively employing NbS in urban planning.
City budgets for green development and the maintenance of green spaces often face severe budget constraints, while staff and related expertise is decreasing
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
innovation of agricultural practices, information campaigns and involvement of citizens and marginalized social classes
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)