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Nature Based Solution
Parks & Gardens

N35 Urban Gardens

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Climate Resilience Water Management Natural and Climate Hazards Biodiversity Enhancement Air Quality Health and Well-being Social Justice and Social Cohesion

Urban gardens are a common way to establish garden space for residents. There are many different concepts of urban gardens, but they are often semi-private with the possibility to rent individual beds (e.g. within community gardens, urban garden projects) or individual garden plots (e.g. allotment gardens). Urban gardens, especially smaller community gardens, can be established in many diverse locations such as courtyards and public spaces. Depending on the size and intent of the garden, they offer a variety of benefits such as locally sourced food and the promotion of social interaction.

Conditions for Implementation
  • Appropriate space
  • Caring community
  • Initiative
  • Organisation
Similar Terminology
Community gardens
Intercultural gardens
Allotment gardens
Urban farming
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration