project website has published a Layman’s report describing the activities and
main results of the project and can be viewed at the following link: https://www.lifeveggap.eu/docs/Veg-gap%20layman's%20report_ENG_light.pdf
It is available in English, Italian and Spanish.
The VEG-GAP project, co-financed by the LIFE sub-programme for the environment, arises from the awareness that the appropriate use of a natural resource such as urban greenery can improve the quality of life in the city in its many social, economic and cultural aspects, starting from the improvement of air quality and thermal comfort, fundamental elements of the health and well-being of citizens.
The project is a positive example of transnational collaboration between partners with different skills: cities, research centres, companies have worked side by side to produce scientific data and a IT platform to improve the liveability of cities.
In particular, in the three pilot cities (Bologna, Madrid, Milan) were studied the interactions of plant ecosystems with the urban atmosphere, analyzing the impacts on temperature and air quality for the most significant pollutants. A multi-purpose web platform has been created to process data on green, meteorology and air quality in the three pilot cities.
The VEG-GAP methodology can be used by any city and could help develop common strategies to combat air pollution and climate change.