Green spaces are good for the environment
A green city improves the environment, ensures rich biodiversity, reduces air pollution, ensures water storage, dampens noise and creates a microclimate with lower temperatures compared to the surrounding built environment.
Green spaces reduce the risk of flooding
In green spaces, water can infiltrate freely in the soil, be absorbed by vegetation and replenish the groundwater supply, thereby reducing flood risk. More green spaces ensures that rainwater can be retained and stored in the place where it falls.
Green spaces support biodoversity
A city with green spaces, gardens, grassy verges and public parks may support a host of biodiversity. Green roofs and green facades contribute to the natural value. Ecological management in public and private green spaces, contribute to ecological conservation.