Optimising the development and benefits of green infrastructure

Date of publication
Topic
Sustainability
Climate adaptation & mitigation
Metropolitan Governance
Urban development & Infrastructures
Public space
Land use, -planning and -management
Type of resources
Report
"Optimising the development and benefits of green infrastructure", brings the conclusions of the activities carried
out with a total of 15 Metropolis members between June and November 2020, in the framework of the project City Managers Community, which every year brings together a select group of senior public managers who are in charge of day to day operation of major cities and metropolitan areas. This report showcases the many ways in which we can establish, develop and expand green infrastructure at metropolitan scales, based on the experiences of our members. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this issue is more urgent and critical than ever. Being in lockdown and not able to go anywhere but our cities, we understand the need for urban green spaces not only to reclaim our health and well-being, with better air quality and transportation architecture in densely-populated areas but also to fight against the climate crisis and keep our commitments towards the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals.