In many central European cities it is difficult to save large areas for planting greenery. These attractive sites are often used for settlements or investments, which provide profits for a city’s budget. But authorities of cities are aware of the value of green spaces for rest, recreation and aesthetic surroundings as well as for the adaptation of urban areas to climate change.

The SALUTE4CE project aims to protect and develop natural resources through an integrated environmental management of green and blue infrastructure. They will encourage the planting of native and climate resistant vegetation in areas which lack large sites for this function. 

The project will improve capacities of the public sector and related entities in the management of green and blue infrastructure and will implement the concept of urban environmental acupuncture. This consists of a surgical and selective intervention into the urban environment, instead of large scale projects that involve thousands of hectares and high costs.

The partners will jointly develop a common methodology and criteria for selecting both spots and types of interventions. These will then be applied to elaborate action plans, which will demonstrate that urban environmental acupuncture is an effective and innovative way of integrated environmental management to live in our cities. 

More information will follow soon.