Increase resilience of the Noorderbeekdwarsstraat in Segbroek

On Saturday the 9th of April, the construction of facade gardens throughout the street started in collaboration with Duurzaam Den Haag, District Segbroek and residents. Facade gardens help the street to better withstand heavy rain, as well as other consequences of climate change.

The greener the neighbourhood, the better. Do you want to help to create the longest facade garden in Europe in the Noorderbeekdwarsstraat? On 14 May, there is yet another chance to exchange tiles for plants. Do you live in the street? Sign up via this link. Do you live somewhere else? Check out the website Duurzaam Den Haag to see how you can participate.  

Why is this so important? 

Climate change leads to, amongst others, dryer and hotter summers, as well as heavier rainfall in short timeframes. In the winter, rain can persist for longer periods of time. Extreme weather increases the risk of flooded streets, basements and crawl spaces. Rainwater nuisance and heat stress are current problems in the Noorderbeekdwarsstraat and the rest of the Hague.  

Therefore, we help residents to green their backyard, street or area with Operation Steenbreek. This can be done by constructing facade gardens or detiling backyards and schoolyards. The tiles are exchanged for native and organic plants. Native plants provide a source of nutrition and shelter for many birds, butterflies and insects. This will consequently make the city a comfortable place for man and animal.   

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