Type of initiating organisation
- Local government / municipality
- Researchers / University
Participatory approaches/ community involvement
- Dissemination of information and education
Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project
Project implemented in response to ...
"Currently some 30 city staff are developing the green network, aided by personnel in the city's seven districts. When politicians make the green web a priority, it will be an extensive network indeed, covering some 7,000 hectares" wrote the Guradian in 2014 (Reference 1).
... an EU policy or strategy? Unknown
... a national policy or strategy? Yes
The project is supported by the federal government’s “National Urban Development Projects” support programme (Reference 6).
... a local policy or strategy? Yes
The brochure of the project writes that following previous open space concepts "a comprehensive Open Space Concept – the “Open Space Interconnecting System” – was produced as part of the Landscape Programme [Landschaftprogramme Hamburg]. It connects the designated Landscape Axes with the Green Rings. The Landscape Programme was adopted by the city parliament in 1997 as an environmental blueprint. It comprehensively determines Hamburg’s aims for the environment and open space provision". Furthermore, "the »GrünesNetzHamburg« [Green Network Hamburg] is not only an important part of the [city's] Landscape Programme, but can also be found in the latest development plans – Spatial Masterplan and Unitary Development Plan – as a general principle for the protection of Hamburg as a Green Metropolis" (Reference 3).