Resilient Modern Cities, with a little help from our Nature
Green infrastructure integration into urban spatial planning
By 2050, 82 % of Europe’s population will live in cities. In the meantime, urban areas are already facing a wide range of challenges as the urban population grows, environmental degradation increases and the effects of climate change start to impact our daily lives. A big and challenging task is now in front of regional and local authorities: creating sustainable, healthy and resilient cities that will be able to afford to withstand the future challenges and provide well-being to its citizens.
What is the answer to these challenges? Nature! Multifunctional green spaces — carefully planned and integrated into spatial plans — can significantly contribute to addressing these challenges.
Our publication "Resilient Modern Cities, With a Little Help From Our Nature: green infrastructure integration into urban spatial planning" presents the benefits of nature for creating livable and healthier cities in the EU, including best practice cases and recommendations.