On Thursday, November 28, 2019, a Czech-German conference was held at UJEP dealing with the importance of green and blue infrastructure for the quality of life in cities. The aim of the conference was to present and discuss partial results of the cross-border project BIDELIN, which focuses on the evaluation of ecosystem services in the partner cities of Liberec, Děčín and Dresden.
Ecosystem services are the benefits that one obtains from nature. Especially in cities, it is important to cool the surroundings and reduce the costs of air-conditioning, water retention and flood damage, capture of harmful substances from the air, but also aesthetic function and positive impacts on the health of the population. The conference presented the evaluation of parks and other greenery in cities. The network of interconnected water and green elements in the urban environment is referred to as green-blue infrastructure.
Program of the event HERE.