Spain: “Vitoria-Gasteiz Named The Most Green City 2012” Madrid Implements Sustainable Transportation Strategies by Replacing Asphalt and Concrete With Greenery

Spain Progressing To a Sustainable Future: “Vitoria-Gasteiz Named The Most Green City 2012.” Madrid Implements Sustainable Transportation Strategies by Replacing Asphalt and Concrete With Greenery.

European Green Capital of 2012: Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Country in Spain, is the European Green Capital of 2012, a European Union (EU) award. The air is of the highest quality, according to the score given by the European Union, thanks to campaigns to increase bicycle use around the city and the promotion of a new bus network together with tram routes and new parking regulations…. Spain still has a long way to go to earn the label of ‘sustainable’ for others cities around the country. (credit: Raquel Martínez Via environment@ipsnews.net)  View original report. March 1, 2012. http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106928

Madrid Joins Cities Replacing Asphalt and Concrete With Greenery: Another city replaces clogged corridors of asphalt and concrete with green space….. I have to make note of the fascinating article by Michael Kimmelman in The Times describing Madrid’s ambitious reinvention of what Kimmelman describes as a “crippling gash” of aging riverside highway lanes as a green swath that one resident calls “new lungs.” (The video, produced by the city, provides background on the project.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dSX6-i8IynY

This is a syndicated post by Andrew C. Revkin, which originally appeared at Dot Earth. View original post. December 27, 2011.

Dr. Uddin’s note:   I discuss in detail the imapct of area an dtransporttaion sources on greenhouse gas and other air pollution in prior posts. More info is reviewed in Uddin’s Chapter 23 of Climate Change Mitigation Handbook, Springer, 2012.

 

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