Lisboa European Green Capital 2020

Lisbon Architecture Walks & Trips welcomed in Lisbon a team from the Planning and Construction Services Agency at the Oslo City Council. We explored together the achievements, challenges and ambitions of being the European Green Capital.

After Oslo, Lisbon will follow in 2020.

The European Green Capital Award - EGCA, was conceived by the European Commission (in 2010) to prize local efforts and commitment to improve the environment, economy and quality of life in urban areas with more than 10.000 inhabitants.

Lisbon has applied in 2018, together with Ghent (Belgium) and Lahti (Finland) and it was the first southern European city being awarded the prize. It receives €350.000 as a financial incentive from the European Commission to initiate its green capital year.

From an “architectural” perspective, the major investments within the municipal sustainability agenda focus on the city’s riverfront redevelopment, the green urban structure and urban mobility. A General Plan for Drainage will be implemented by the end of 2030, some projects are already known and are expected to initiate in the near future.

Lisboa Architecture Walks & Trips offers insightful tours about these developments, and we are always eager to explore and discuss it further with you!

EGCA - List of Finalists

Stockholm (2010), Hamburg (2011), Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012), Nantes (2013), Copenhagen (2014), Bristol (2015), Ljubljana (2016), Essen (2017), Nijmegen (2018), Oslo (2019). The Finish city of Lathi has applied again in 2019, and was won the prize for 2021.

Photo: the team from the Planning and Construction Services Agency at the Oslo City Council.

Post and photos credits: Lisboa Architecture Walks & Trips

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