Bari is a city in the south of Italy of about 350,000 inhabitants, covers an area of 117.39 square meters and has a population density of 2,733. From 1 January 2015 it became a metropolitan city.
Main environmental challenges faced by the city
Bari is a seaside city and its most important economic activities are connected to it: tourism, logistics and trade. The presence of important universities makes Bari an intelligent city with a vocation for innovation. Bari for many years has accepted to deal with current environmental challenges by trying to increase green areas in the city, waterproofing surfaces, trying to study incentives to improve the energy quality of buildings, it is also improving and implementing the quality of public transport and realizing cycle paths to ensure that citizens move safely.
NBS implemented or planned
The solutions designed to improve the livability of the city concern the design of new parks, the study of a forestation project, the creation of green roofs, the increase in cycle paths, the study and the implementation of incentives to control public transport urban and electric and non-electric bicycles, the energy efficiency of buildings.
Credits: picture of Bari by night is by Luca Turi.