Thanks to EU funding, 7 ‘pocket parks’ will be built in Ołbin as a means of measuring how much green spaces can reduce heat in urban areas.
The project, which is being run by the city council and Wrocław’s University of Life Sciences, is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme.
City centres tend to be hotter than the countryside, something that’s particularly noticeable in summer. With that in mind, researchers and city officials want to see how the introduction of greenery to urban spaces influences the local microclimate.
In order to judge if there is an impact, 7 ‘pocket parks’ designed by Dr. Łukasz Dworniczak will be constructed in various backyards and communal areas in Ołbin. After the parks have been built, the temperature will be recorded to check if there is a noticeable difference.
All of the parks should be ready by the end of November at the latest.