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The Map of Green Needs of the City of Radom

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Łączy nas Radom
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 20 523,82 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 31.12.2021-15.02.2023

According to contemporary trends in architecture and urban planning, as described in documents such as: ‘The New Charter of Athens 2003: The European Council of Town Planners’ Vision for Cities in the 21st century’ and ‘The Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities’, modern cities should be designed upon the principle of prudent use of the environment. The idea of a ‘smart city’ is also popular – a city that is intelligent, innovative and responds to the needs of its inhabitants while maintaining economic, ecological and social balance. According to the Statistics Poland, as of 2019, only 4% of the City of Radom’s area is green space. This is four times less than in e.g. the City of Chorzów, 10 times less than in the City of Gdynia or the City of Zielona Góra. The year-long air quality research shows that the air in Radom belongs to the most polluted in Poland. In the ranking of European cities (Barcelona Institute for Global Health) in terms of concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Radom takes the 16th position among cities with the most polluted air in Europe. In 2021, we conducted a survey on the need for changes in environmental policy, use of green areas and engagement of the city’s residents in pro-environmental activities. During the survey, more than 50% people rated the city’s green space most critically and less than 20% critically. The Map of Green Needs of the City of Radom is a digital tool through which we will increase the civic potential of the city. Its main task is to activate residents in order to collect their ideas and comments on urban greenery and environmental protection in the city. People using the Map are able to express their needs concerning ecology. The Municipality’s officials and councilors receive data together with the analysis of needs and recommendations for the City. Non-governmental organisations working on their ecological initiatives are also able to use the collected data.