Location: Genova
Country: Italy
Contact Information: [email protected]
Website Address: Link

The Genova Green Strategy aims to enhance public green spaces and restructure urban areas in Genova. Its goals include increasing soil permeability and mitigating environmental risks, reimagining the city’s connection with nature. This plan sets guidelines for developing open spaces and includes a major urban forestry initiative to plant thousands of trees and create new green areas. The strategy positions Genova as a global model for integrating nature into urban settings and addressing hydrogeological risks and climate change adaptation.

Thematic Area – Climate change adaptation
Thematic Subcategory

  • Sustainable Mobility;
  • Buildings & environment;
  • Smart city solutions and tools

Type of Actor/Agent – Local Council
Typology of Green Urban Site – Street and
residential project.

Green City Elements:

  • Greenbelts
  • Ecological corridor or Greenway
  • Human-Powered Mobility
  • Green Urbanism
  • Riverbanks and seashore areas
  • Buildings and Climate Change
  • Green areas and Heat Island Effect
  • Bee-friendly gardens
  • Heatwaves
  • Flash Flood
  • Smart Governance
  • Citizen Engagement

Engagement and Consultation:

Target Groups – Citizens
Public Engagement – Was applied, proper public
Consultation Tools Used – In-person focus group,

Resources and Transferability:
Teaching Materials/Resources: n/a
Personal Skills Required: High
Non-discriminatory Principles: n/a
Transferability Potential: Medium

Innovation and Impact:
Genova is envisioned as a multifaceted city – a
“rising,” “plain,” “compact,” “garden,” “agricultural,”
and “archipelago” city – in the “Genova Green
Strategy.” This ten-year plan focuses on
expanding urban greenery and redesigning public
spaces to enhance the city’s climate resilience. It
aims to mitigate environmental risks, increase soil
permeability, reduce heat islands, and redefine the
city’s relationship with nature.
Expected Impact High
Level of Scale of Innovation 5

Budget and Analysis: Budget Spent, Source of Money: n/a
Benefits: Temperature & Climate control, Improved Air Quality, Flooding & water Quality, More wildlife & better habitats, Increased biodiversity, Improved environmental resilience, Limiting impact of heatwaves by reducing urban temperatures, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression, Increased cultural significance, Well-being benefits (such as people’s perception of increased biodiversity and improved visual quality of the environment), Social cost savings (such as the impact of reduced air pollution), Creation of green jobs and business opportunities, Improved visual quality of the environment, Recreational opportunities, Aesthetic enjoyment, Adjusting psychological well-being and physical health, Enhancing social ties, Providing educational opportunities, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression.
Challenges: n/a