Lisbon’s population doubles downs daily by residents of the metropolitan region who travel to work, study or enjoy the various services and attractions in the 24 parishes of the city. Lisbon is trying to improve the provision of high-quality multi-functional public spaces, promote healthier lifestyles, and support its climate neutrality targets. Over the last 10 years, new green infrastructure and horticultural parks were created; new playgrounds and seating areas in public spaces were created, and new trees were planted. One key challenge the city is facing is how to measure the benefits of these activities and maximise the city’s value-for-money to further accelerate the introduction of new green and blue infrastructure at the neighbourhood level and remove space from cars.

To be achieved through UP2030

Lisbon aims to integrate intelligence in their digital decision-support platform around the level of effort and impact of its climate neutrality and adaptation actions. The approach will be tested and validated at the parish of Alvalade, an area of more than 30,000 inhabitants and characterized by significant climate vulnerabilities and social inequalities. The planned interventions will be focused on the various social facilities located within the parish, such as schools, sport complexes and libraries. Lisbon wishes to assess the needs and define a set of solutions (fit for purpose NBS) to promote climate neutrality and adaptation, taking into account multiple impacts (social, economic, political, environmental, technological and heritage) at the same time. Early engagement will be planned with the local communities achieving an improved understanding of local needs to inform decisions.

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