Madrid’s “green belt” makes a comeback after 500 years or so

Madrid is one of several major cities, from Bangkok, Thailand to Medellin, Colombia, that are attempting to re-green themselves. The Madrid effort comes just ahead of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global push to revive natural spaces lost to development. The municipality of Madrid has launched a drive to connect a series of existing woodlands, creating a 75km-long green belt around the city of 3.3 … Continue reading Madrid’s “green belt” makes a comeback after 500 years or so

The Metropolitan Forest: Madrid reveals plans to develop “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe”

Madrid authorities are looking to develop a 74km-long forest belt around the city’s perimeters, in what could be “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe in the next decade”. Hailed as El Bosque Metropolitano (the Metropolitan Forest), the huge “environmental belt” will involve the planting of more than 450,000 trees. Endemic tree species such as holly oaks, pines, poplars and strawberry trees will … Continue reading The Metropolitan Forest: Madrid reveals plans to develop “the largest green infrastructure to be built in Europe”