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Bolivian Amazon on road to deforestation

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ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

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Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

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New ICTA-UAB map shows success, concerns and challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels and coal industry in Australia

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ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

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Research to study the health effects of forests

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Blockadia map by ICTA-UAB reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

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Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

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Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

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Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

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ICTA-UAB researchers alert that oil palm plantations produce infertility in tropical lands

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EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

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Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

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The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

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New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

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Esdeveniments
Xerrada: "La infraestructura verda en el context europeu" a càrrec de Francesc Baró

Date: 2017-06-27

Xerrada: "La infraestructura verda en el context europeu"

A càrrec de Francesc Baró, investigador ICTA-UAB

En el marc de "Donem pas al verd: Jornada Infraestructura Verda Urbana"


Data: Dimarts, 27 de Juny de 2017
Hora: 12.45 a 13.15h
Lloc: UPF- Campus de la Ciutadella (c/ Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27. Barcelona)


Programa complet de la Jornada aquí

Parlem d’infraestructura verda urbana quan ens referim al conjunt d’espais verds, espais naturals, espais fluvials, espais litorals, zones agrícoles, boscos, parcs, jardins, horts, carrers arbrats, vegetació a la via pública, basses, solars, cobertes verdes, vegetació en balcons i terrasses, etc. que trobem a la ciutat. Són espais tant públics com privats i ens ofereixen multitud de serveis o beneficis ecosistèmics o socioambientals.

Els beneficis que aporta la infraestructura verda a la ciutadania són múltiples: millora el benestar físic i psíquic, proporciona contacte i interacció amb la natura, millora l’habitabilitat i esponja la ciutat, serveix d’adaptació davant els efectes del canvi climàtic, millora la qualitat de l’aire, disminueix la contaminació acústica, regula les temperatures, garanteix la presència de natura a la ciutat, cosa que afavoreix la riquesa d’espècies i hàbitats...

Reconèixer el verd com a infraestructura verda de la ciutat significa treballar en el seu impuls per incrementar-ne la superfície, de manera que es beneficiïn principalment els barris menys dotats per garantir una distribució equitativa dels serveis i beneficis que aporta. També significa, per exemple, incrementar el verd en espais que fins ara no es plantejaven com a tals, com les Superilles.

En aquest procés pren protagonisme la naturalització i la millora dels espais verds ja existents per transformar-los en un hàbitat més favorable als processos naturals i a l’entrada espontània de flora i fauna, i la corresponsabilitat en la cura de la natura, per exemple amb actuacions en l’àmbit ciutadà que contribueixin a enverdir la ciutat, com les cobertes i els murs verds, o els mateixos balcons.

Tot plegat, amb l’objectiu d’un canvi de model, no només en la gestió de la natura urbana, sinó també de la mateixa ciutat. Es pretén que la infraestructura verda tingui molt més protagonisme, i esdevingui un element central d’altres polítiques urbanes sobre les quals el verd pot tenir incidència com l’urbanisme, la mobilitat, la salut pública, la sostenibilitat, els drets socials o la cultura.

Objectius de la sessió
Impulsar el concepte d’infraestructura verda a les nostres ciutats, i la seva aplicació a la gestió i increment del verd i de la biodiversitat. Donar a conèixer els treballs que han dut a terme ambdues institucions organitzadores sobre la gestió i conservació de la infraestructura verda.

A qui va dirigit
Tècnics de les administracions públiques, col·legis professionals, centres d’investigació, universitats, entitats i ciutadania en general.

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