Biodiversity into the neighborhood – BioDivHubs

Biodiversity into the neighborhood – BioDivHubs

Client: BürgerStiftung München (2023 – 2028) | Area Evaluation

Realization: sine-Institut gGmbH

Main interest |

The increasing densification of urban spaces has extremely negative consequences for biodiversity in the city, but the diversity of spaces also offers new opportunities. Munich has recognized this and wants to act on it with the biodiversity strategy adopted in 2018. The city has already started implementing it. The “Biodiversity in the Neighborhood” project, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), aims to actively promote implementation through a bottom-up approach.
With the participation of people in the neighborhood, model neighborhoods are being created in the middle of the city based on the principle of the multi-zone garden. These are based on community gardens in which biodiversity-promoting measures are researched, evaluated, further developed and implemented. These measures are also taken into the neighborhoods in order to implement further biodiversity elements, flanked by numerous educational measures and information events.
To this end, so-called BioDivHubs will be set up as part of the project to be evaluated, as an instrument for raising awareness, activating, advising and supporting people in the neighborhood in the greening of their urban living, working and learning environment. Interdisciplinary cooperation, networks with urban institutions and nearby learning locations are created there. The BioDivHubs are to be evaluated socio-economically during the process.

SINE-Mandate |

  • Development of a detailed concept for socio-economic evaluation
  • Implementation of the in-process evaluation
  • Reporting

Data collection and evaluation methods |

  • Process-accompanying evaluation
  • Target/actual comparisons (participation, involvement, etc.)
  • Before-after comparison (level of knowledge)
  • Questionnaires to survey satisfaction with measures

Responsible | Dr. Kerstin Dressel

  • Date 10. March 2024
  • Tags Evaluation and Accompanying Research