The GreenQuays project delivers inspiring nature-based solutions in a dense urban setting. Thereby, it faces all the seven typical implementation challenges that have been identified by Urban Innovative Action. Beeing aware of these from the beginning, the project lead and partners have found effective strategies to tackle them and continue exploring options to manage them even better. The COVID 19 pandemic has added an extraordinary and not expected challenge on its own and to all the others, in particular communication and collaboration. It has urged the partners to find completely new ways of delivering and co-creation. While work definitly has been hampered by the pandemic, dealing with the crisis has also boosted new, digital solutions and mobilised new target groups that will remain very usefull even after the crisis.
GreenQuays' implementation challenges, approaches and options to tackle them
The following table provides an overview on implementation challenges and key observations. The chapters below provide an in depth exploration of the challenges, current approaches to tackle them and options to explore in the future.