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#EEA How to make cities 'green' OCCORRE PIANIFICARE ALMENO A MEDIO-TERMINE

#EEA How to make cities 'green' OCCORRE PIANIFICARE ALMENO A MEDIO-TERMINE

What makes a city sustainable? Cities are centres of economic and social activity. They can grow; they can decline. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to make a city sustainable. Different aspects of urban life need to be addressed. It is not just about building green spaces, attracting innovative and green businesses and building strong public transport. It is about looking at a city as whole, including the well-being of its residents. Malmö is an industrial city of roughly 300 000 people with diverse backgrounds. The city has high-rise buildings constructed in the 1960s as well as single-family houses with gardens. It also has new neighbourhoods, where we tried to build the city of the future: carbon neutral, compact, green. After the closure of its large shipyard in the beginning of 1980s, its population started shrinking, mainly due high unemployment rates. It t...

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