Database for green shared spaces in urban areas

This Database is an innovative package of existing examples, references, effective practices, and tools, on how to transform shared spaces in urban areas, into green environmentally friendly areas.

The information contained in the Database is for the use of adult educators, educational centres, and the educational community, who are giving emphasis on environmental issues and on issues related to the development of sustainable and more inclusive societies.

You can navigate to the Database by selecting one of the following sections:

  • Legislation
  • Protection
  • Accessibility
  • Transformation
  • Environmental Education
  • Added Value

or you can find the information you need by choosing one of the countries.

The Database is to be considered as a snapshot of the current state of affairs, and it will be updated regularly. If you want to contribute to the following data, please feel free to contact us!

  • All
  • 01. Legislation
  • 02. Protection
  • 03. Accessibility
  • 04. Transformation
  • 05. Environmental education
  • 06. Added Value
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Spain
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  • All
  • 01. Legislation
  • 02. Protection
  • 03. Accessibility
  • 04. Transformation
  • 05. Environmental education
  • 06. Added Value
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Spain
02. ProtectionGreece
Preservation of biodiversity and other provisions
02. ProtectionPortugal
Disciplinary and preservation measures related to the Madeira Natural Park
06. Added ValueLithuania
A trail that focuses on feeling the connection with nature through visitor’s feet
01. LegislationPortugal
Parameters for dimensioning of areas destined for green spaces and for collective use
04. TransformationPortugal
Initiative to safeguard the preservation and enjoyment of public green spaces
02. ProtectionItaly
LD 42/2004 – Regulation on urban and landscape management
02. ProtectionPortugal
Definitions of national park and reserve
04. TransformationPortugal
Association dedicated to improve the business sector quality and productivity
03. AccessibilityCyprus
National Disability Strategy
04. TransformationSpain
HUERTO URBANO – A project to raise awareness of the environment
05. Environmental educationGreece
QualityΝet Foundation (QNF): “In action for a better world”
02. ProtectionLithuania
The rights and duties of all forest managers, owners and users
04. TransformationGreece
ECOCITY
05. Environmental educationPortugal
Physical space to promote several activities related to the environment
01. LegislationCyprus
The Law on the Environmental Impact Assessment of Certain Plans and / or Programs of 2005
01. LegislationCyprus
The Act of Nature Protection and Management and the Wildlife Act 2003.
03. AccessibilityCyprus
Second National Disability Action Plan
05. Environmental educationSpain
App RIVER UP!
06. Added ValuePortugal
Sensory Eco-Park helping blind people to learn and enjoy the space with other senses
03. AccessibilityCyprus
Technical specifications for sidewalks, and squares & Legislation on Safety of Use and Accessibility of Construction Works
05. Environmental educationGreece
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature: “Green Corners”
05. Environmental educationItaly
iNaturalist
03. AccessibilityLithuania
Requirements for all construction works within the Republic of Lithuania territory
06. Added ValueCyprus
Larnaca Municipal Garden
02. ProtectionGreece
Modernization of the town and land-planning legislation and other provisions
05. Environmental educationItaly
Gardeniser
04. TransformationGreece
WWF Hellas
04. TransformationGreece
Green Fund
04. TransformationItaly
GELSO – GEstione Locale per la SOstenibilità ambientale (Local management for environmental sustainability)
01. LegislationGreece
Environmental upgrading and private urban planning – Sustainable development of settlements – Regulations on forest law and other provisions
05. Environmental educationItaly
Urbact participatory
05. Environmental educationPortugal
App which provides “green” tips about environmental issues
05. Environmental educationCyprus
The Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre (CESC)
02. ProtectionItaly
Law 141/2020 – Solid waste Law
06. Added ValueGreece
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
05. Environmental educationSpain
ARBOLAPP – Guide to wild trees
03. AccessibilityLithuania
The adaptation of general use objects of a building to the needs of the disabled
04. TransformationSpain
Bordablanca. Cultivando La Inserción
01. LegislationSpain
Improvements of urban areas of special character
04. TransformationLithuania
Initiative to reduce social exclusion to inaccessible or poorly adapted public environments
03. AccessibilityItaly
RPD 503/1996 – technical dispositions against physical barriers and for universal design
05. Environmental educationGreece
WWF “Green Spaces App”
05. Environmental educationSpain
Acércate a los Parques – The park as an educational space
05. Environmental educationPortugal
“SDGs in Action” app developed to present the Sustainable Development Goals
02. ProtectionGreece
Protection of the environment
04. TransformationGreece
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature
01. LegislationLithuania
Public relations in the field of environmental protection
03. AccessibilityItaly
MD 236/1989 – General accessibility features of public spaces
02. ProtectionGreece
Constitution of Greece – Article 24 “Protection of the environment”
01. LegislationPortugal
Regulation of green spaces in a Portuguese municipality
05. Environmental educationPortugal
Program to encourage actions and recognize the quality work developed by the school
05. Environmental educationSpain
Gardening Project
04. TransformationGreece
Organization Earth
06. Added ValuePortugal
Project to promote urban agriculture in the public space in big cities
05. Environmental educationPortugal
Material related to environmental education and sustainable development
03. AccessibilityCyprus
The law on Persons with disabilities
04. TransformationLithuania
Takais per Lietuva – National park accessibility, paying attention to those with disabilities
06. Added ValueCyprus
Gardens of the future
04. TransformationCyprus
Greening Cyprus
04. TransformationCyprus
Gardens of the future
05. Environmental educationCyprus
Urban Gardens: Green corners in our city
05. Environmental educationItaly
KEYtoNATURE
05. Environmental educationLithuania
An app to explore historical objects in Lithuania
05. Environmental educationPortugal
National strategy for environmental education
02. ProtectionCyprus
Strategy and Action Plan for Biodiversity in Cyprus
05. Environmental educationCyprus
Environment for all & Look at the Environment
02. ProtectionLithuania
The protection, management, and establishment of greenery on non-forestry land
01. LegislationGreece
Extension of urban development plans, urban development and related regulations
01. LegislationGreece
Preservation of biodiversity and other provisions
01. LegislationSpain
Law 30/2014, of 3 December, on National Parks
06. Added ValueCyprus
Green City & Green Community of Cyprus Awards – GreenCityCY Awards
06. Added ValueLithuania
The sensory garden design based on seven human senses
03. AccessibilityItaly
Main guidelines for accessibility of public spaces
01. LegislationItaly
Law 10/2013 “Norms for the development of urban green spaces”
03. AccessibilityItaly
Law 394/1991 – Framework law for the preservation of environmental areas
04. TransformationGreece
John S. Latsis – Public Benefit Foundation
06. Added ValueSpain
Bancales – Project on creating a garden space with an organic vegetable garden
02. ProtectionPortugal
Nature conservation and biodiversity protection in Azores
01. LegislationCyprus
Plan and Strategy on the “Development of a green point network”
06. Added ValuePortugal
This project tried creating community gardens in an urban context