The Tejo river crosses the municipality. The main urban areas are located in the South in the right bank of the river, which is more mounty. The left bank of the river has plain areas of “Lezíria” e “Mouchões”.
Main environmental challenges faced by the city
Excessive heat is predicted to be a problem in the future. VFX deals with the pressure of construction, due to the proximity to Lisbon city, but maintains a character of urban-rural fringe.
NBS implemented or planned
The Tejo Estuary Riverside Linear Park is one of these front river parks were NBS were used. The park respects the local conditions and creates access for humans in harmony with nature. It has a bird’s observatory and an environmental interpretation center. This project won an honor mention in Green Project awards 2014 and the first price in Landscape and Public Spaces Archmarathon Awards 2015, and in WAN Landscape Awards 2016.