Valladolid is a municipality of 300,000 inhabitants (400,000 in the metropolitan area with 23 nearby municipalities) making it northwestern Spain's biggest city. It is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Castilla y León. The city of Valladolid is situated at the confluence of the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers, and located within five winegrowing regions: Ribera Del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Tierra de León, and Cigales.
The history of Valladolid dates back to the Middle Ages. The Old Town is made up of a variety of historic houses, palaces, churches, plazas, avenues and parks, and includes the National Museum of Sculpture or the Museum of Contemporary Art ‘Patio Herreriano’. Among the events that are held each year in the city there are Easter Week, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, Valladolid International Film Week (Seminci), and the Theatre Festival and Street Arts (TAC). Valladolid is very well connected with North and South, and it is integrated into the Spanish high-speed rail network AVE. Nowadays the city has approximately 500 hectares of green areas, which means a ratio of 16 m2 per capita.
Valladolid is lighthouse city of URBAN GreenUp Project, which is managed by Valladolid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Valladolid), the local government of the public entity. In the city there will be implemented different types of NBS such as façades and green roofs, an urban Carbon sink, a natural wastewater treatment plant, a floodable park and a green corridor that will connect the West with the East of the city, increasing biodiversity and making the city more resilient to Climate Change.
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