The core proposal relies on phytoremediation technology, a Nature-Based Solution (NSB). SPIRE has examined this green method for the remediation capacity of historic contamination of soil due to Baia Mare‘s industrial past. Based on scientific evidence, this project aims to prove that this long-term action, counting on nature’s restorative capabilities, is not only feasible but preferable compared to other more invasive and expensive methodologies. Alongside this, its potential to be scaled up is promising.
The local community is actively involved in the re-naturalization of the five selected pilot sites in the city by contributing to the decision process on the transformation of underused urban space into an attractive safe outdoor space through landscaping.