Climate emergency and its effects on cities is one of the most important threats for citizens in this Century. Floods, heat island effect, biodiversity loss, drought, illnesses related to the air-water quality, etc. are the main hazards and impacts derived from climate change in our cities.
Currently, many urban areas are uncomfortable places to live due to air pollution, traffic and industrial noise, violence, climate change-related extreme weather events, absence of nature and lack of public green space and its consequences on outdoor physical activity and social cohesion. The NBS (Nature-Based Solutions) are able to change this situation in a sustainable way. NBS can generate new means for social cohesion needs, which affects positively health and well‐being. NBS are creating a new awareness of urban well-being by connecting citizens and biodiversity in harmony.
People are demanding new urbanism (bio-urbanism) based on the peaceful coexistence between nature and the human being, NBS will take part in the new urbanistic concept bringing again nature to urban areas.
URBAN GreenUP project is an EU-funded, which aims to contribute to the natural transformation of our cities through the implementation of nature-based solutions as part of new Urban Plans.
Read the entire article on Regions eZine Issue 6