Hamburg, Germany
City population: 1698688
Duration: 2020 – ongoing
Implementation status: Ongoing
Scale: Micro-scale: District/neighbourhood level
Project area: 180000 m2
Type of area: Public Greenspace Area
Last updated: October 2021

The Senate of Hamburg commissioned IBA Hamburg GmbH with the development of the project which aims at realizing two new, family friendly residential districts in Neugraben-Fischbek, the Fischbecker Heidbrook and Fischbeker Reethen, which will offer 3000 residential units in total. (Reference 10) Out of the two districts, Fischbeker Reethen is planned to be the "Garden City of the 21st century", which is why this NBS case focuses on that project. The Fischbeker Reethen project pays attention to sustainability, having a blue-green infrastructure (large green surfaces, waterways and a lake that serves as a basis for the rainwater management of the area). A further aim of the project is to create a new district for the growing city, that with its good infrastructure, public transport connection and educational offers will help the integration of refugees into German society. (Reference 12) The construction of the buildings followed by the green and recreational elements is will start in the second half of 2020, and the handover is planned for 2022 the earliest. (Reference 7)

New city district plan
Reference 9: Nachhaltige Wärmeversorgung und bezahlbares Wohnen

Overview

Nature-based solution

  • Grey infrastructure featuring greens
  • Alley and street greens
  • Green playgrounds and school grounds
  • Parks and urban forests
  • Pocket parks/neighbourhood green spaces
  • Blue infrastructure
  • Lakes/ponds
  • Green areas for water management
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems

Key challenges

  • Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Water management (SDG 6)
  • Stormwater and rainfall management and storage
  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Green space creation and/or management
  • Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
  • Inclusive governance
  • Social justice, cohesion and equity (SDG 10)
  • Social justice and equity
  • Social cohesion
  • Social interaction
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Creation of opportunities for relaxation and recreation
  • Economic development and employment (SDG 8)
  • Economic development: service sectors
  • Real estate development
  • Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
  • Promotion of cultural diversity
  • Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
  • Sustainable production

Focus

Creation of new green areas, Creation of semi-natural blue areas, Other

Project objectives

- creating a new, sustainable residential district that has a close connection to the nature reserves around Hamburg - creating a new district for the growing city, that with its good infrastructure, public transport connection and educational offers will help the integration of refugees into German society. (Reference 12) - achieve the highest possible quality of urban development and open spaces (Reference 1, 3) - installing a sustainable drainage system (creating waterways and a pond) - planting an extensive tree population for climate change adaptation - building energy- and cost-efficient housing (Reference 12) - creating a network of green areas and playgrounds (Reference 1, 2, 4)

Implementation activities

The construction of the buildings followed by the green and recreational elements is will start in the second half of 2020, and the handover is planned for 2022 the earliest. (Reference 7)

Climate-focused activities

Climate change adaptation:

  • Increase or improve urban vegetation cover to help reduce outdoor temperature
  • Implement sustainable urban drainage infrastructure (e.g. to make space for water)

Main beneficiaries

  • Citizens or community groups
  • Marginalized groups: MIgrants, Other
  • Other

Governance

Management set-up

  • Government-led

Type of initiating organisation

  • Local government/municipality

Participatory approaches/ community involvement

  • Unknown

Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project

The Senate of Hamburg commissioned IBA Hamburg GmbH with the development of the project. (Reference 7) The description of the project also writes: "The City of Hamburg, the Hamburg district, IBA Hamburg, the Hamburg city center and other local initiatives will ensure that the entire district will beneficial in the long term" (Reference 3). In September 2016, the well-known Dutch firm KCAP Architects&Planners, together with the Hamburg planners Kunst + Herbert, won the urban planning and landscape planning competition. To further design the open spaces, an additional realization competition with a subsequent negotiation process was launched in 2018, in which the Berlin landscape architects relais were awarded the contract. (Reference 1)

Project implemented in response to ...

... an EU policy or strategy? Yes (In 2011, Hamburg was chosen to be the Green Capital of the EU (Reference 8). This programme, which is in line with the 7th Environmental Action Program of the EU, aims to promote and award commitment and innovation to resolve environmental challenges in cities (Reference 9). )
... a national policy or strategy? Unknown
... a local policy or strategy? Yes (The project is in line with the city's urban development strategy (Hamburg 2030) being published in 2014 that aims for a green, inclusive and growing city (Reference 4).)

Financing

Total cost

Unknown

Source(s) of funding

  • Public local authority budget
  • Corporate investment

Type of funding

  • Direct funding or subsidy
  • Equity funding (investment in shares)

Non-financial contribution

Unknown

Impacts and Monitoring

Environmental impacts

  • Unknown

Economic impacts

  • Unknown

Socio-cultural impacts

  • Unknown

Type of reported impacts

No impacts reported

Presence of formal monitoring system

Unknown

Presence of indicators used in reporting

No evidence in public records

Presence of monitoring/ evaluation reports

No evidence in public records

Availability of a web-based monitoring tool

No evidence in public records

References