Layman's report was published on the VEG-GAP website as the final product of the European project to improve climate and air quality in the city thanks to the contribution of trees
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.
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
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.
methodology can be used by any city and could help develop common strategies to
combat air pollution and climate change.