Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów
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NEWS: Workshop within the project "Creating a green and blue infrastructure in the city of Piastów"
At the end of May 2023, a workshop was held within the framework of the project entitled: "Creating a green and blue infrastructure in the city of Piastów". The aims of the project is to strengthen the city's resilience to the negative effects of climate change, raise public awareness of this issue, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the local community level.
The workshop was conducted by representatives of the project partners: the Polish Green Roofs Association (PSDZ) and the Norwegian Association for Green Infrastructure (NFGI).
The aim of the workshop was to make participants aware of the complexity of green-blue infrastructure issues and to present relevant aspects from the point of view of other professionals, as well as to raise awareness about the role of green-blue infrastructure and its impact on the urban microclimate.
On 29 and 30 May 2023, two Workshop entitled " BLUE–GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AS A TOOL OF THE CITY FOR PREVENTING ADVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE" took place. The first day workshop was attended by municipality workers, councillors, teachers and architects. The second day was dedicated to students from Piastow secondary schools.
The recording of the first day of the workshop can be seen here:
The recording of the second day of the workshop (for students) can be seen here::
Project „Creating a green and blue infrastructure in the city of Piastów” has a comprehensive character, taking into account adaptation, mitigation and educational activities, which are coherent and interrelated.
Currently, preparation for the implementation of green infrastructure investments that are part of the project are in the process.
NEWS: Exchange of knowledge and experience - project participants from Piastów learned about Scandinavian good examples of blue-green infrastructure
The study tour carried out as part of the project entitled “Creating a green and blue infrastructure in the city of Piastów” took place in September 2022. It was attended by representatives of the Piastów municipality workers and these Polish Green Roofs Association members who actively participated in the project work.
The tour was organised under the leadership of the Norwegian project partner Norwegian Association for Green Infrastructure. In line with the project's objectives, its aim was to provide visitors from Poland with knowledge, training materials and inspiration on the planning and design of blue-green infrastructure and nature based solutions applied in the urban environment.
Participants of the study tour had the opportunity to learn about examples of pro-ecological activities from Scandinavian countries. They visited many well-known examples of green and green-blue infrastructure from Copenhagen in Denmark, Malmo in Sweden and Oslo in Norway.
NEWS: The opening conference of the project entitled "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów"
The project entitled "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów"
The project entitled "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów" consists in the implementation of activities in the field of green-blue infrastructure such as: increasing the area of green areas, intensification of activities related to the management of rainwater in the city in the place of its creation, elimination of urban "heat islands", prevention of food waste and improvement of the microclimate inside the city.
The project is comprehensive in nature, taking into account adaptation, mitigation and education measures that are coherent and interrelated. The project is implemented under the Environment, Energy and Climate Change programme, from the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation area and is funded by the EEA 2014-2021 MF.
The Project is planned to be implemented from 1 January 2022 to 30 November 2023.
The beneficiary of the project is the city of Piastów.
The total value of the Project, including eligible expenditures is 4 610 593.24 PLN, and the co-financing will cover 85% of eligible costs.
The main objective of the project is to increase the resilience of the city of Piastów to negative phenomena resulting from climate change and adaptation to these changes, to raise public awareness of climate change, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of investments in green and blue infrastructure.
For the implementation of the project, such methods were selected and such mitigation and adaptation measures were planned which, when adopted in the urban space, will bring the greatest benefits to the city.
LIST OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES AS PART OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
In terms of investment tasks, it is planned to create green roofs and walls, urban greenery, green bus stops, urban farms, rain gardens, ditch restoration, the foundation of micro wind turbines on green roofs, elimination of soil sealing, creation of green pergolas over pavements. The investment component will be complemented by education and information activities aimed at raising public awareness of the city's adaptation to and prevention of climate change.
The project "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów" is co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area under the program "Environment, Energy and Climate Change", programme area: "Mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its effects".
The purpose of implementing projects in the Climate Change area within the call for proposals "Implementation of green and blue infrastructure investments in cities" is to strengthen the resilience of cities to the negative effects of climate change, to raise public awareness of climate change, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the local community level in cities with less than 90,000 inhabitants.
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