Valladolid is a Spanish city with roughly 300 000 inhabitants. It is located in the Northwest part of Spain and is the capital of the autonomous region of Castilla and Leon, the biggest region in Europe. The city has a continental Mediterranean climate and is situated in a valley crossed by the Pisuerga and Esgueva Rivers.
Valladolid is home to several museums, historic palaces and churches and to one of the oldest universities in the world. The city is well connected to the rest of the country through high-speed trains and a number of highways. The local economy is mainly based on the tertiary and industrial sectors.
Valladolid started developing green infrastructures to tackle problems such as high levels of disconnection among green areas, heat island effect, poor air quality and flooding caused by the Esgueva River. The ultimate goal is to mitigate the impact of environmental changes on the city. In the framework of URBAN GreenUP, Valladolid will adopt the “Sustainable Urban Development Strategy” by augmenting the connections between the city’s green areas. More specifically, the interventions are grouped according to four classes: