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Modifier 16 July 2021
by Amaya Celaya Alvarez

Resilient cities after COVID-19: the need for green infrastructure

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The impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the severe climate trends has shown how visionary the SPIRE project is, reclaiming and enhancing Baia Mare’s green infrastructure, now particularly relevant due to the climatic and health crises.

Green urban planning is now more compelling than ever. Urban green infrastructures offer a wide range of ecosystem services essential to withstand climate change-induced urban stresses and contribute to human physical and mental health, as well as general wellbeing.

The ecological transformation of five reclaimed areas in the city has involved the local communities, yielding a more resilient and sustainable urban design based on a participatory planning approach.

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