Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

Ankara Integrated Solid Waste Management - Flowers come out from landfill

A short description of the NBS project

The main goal of the project is the development of an integrated solid waste management system for the mixed collected waste and rehabilitation of old wild landfills. The developed system is designed in accordance with the characteristics of Ankara garbage; sorting Facility, Fermentation and Composting Facility, Energy Production Facility. Landfills, which are a very disadvantageous place in terms of environment and community health, have become a technology park that produces technology and brings value to the economy of the employment providing country.

NBS Implementation context
Location Turkey, Ankara
Latitude 39.0
Longitude 32.0
Status Ongoing
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale city
NBS Impacts scale city
Urban density/ Soil consumption high (dense city center, etc.)
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 1
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;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? A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Contracting Authority Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved ITC Invest Trading & Consulting AG
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.) The owner of the project is the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. ITC is the contractor company
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. citizens
Cluster Governance Model Description
cluster2_new_public_managementPublic_private_partnership Built-operate-transfer
Global Estimated cost of the project more than 5M€
Cluster cluster2_financial institution
Description of the financing mechanism 85 % of the costs is covered bybank credits15% is financed by ITC
Business Model
Class Type Description
TechnologicalCreate value from wasteThe innovativeness of the business model is, that local private investors and municipality project management.
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation short (immediately to few months)
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
Process Inhibitors
Class Subclass Type Description
What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_challenge(s)_targeted
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.) please google "ITC mamak"
IM Keywords
  • waste management

  • composting