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The works in the municipalities participating in the are in the final phase

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

The Federation of Municipalities has held a coordination meeting of the project it leads for the Adaptation to Climate Change and which is financed with European funds with a budget of 2,302,509 €, to know the current status of the tasks and objectives of this initiative in which the municipalities of Alcantarilla, Lorquí, Molina de Segura, Reggio Emilia (in Italy), the Chair of CSR of the University of Murcia and Eurovértice Consultants participate. During the second day, the Life City AdaP3 partnership visited the pilot actions in Alcantarilla, Lorquí and Molina de Segura, to learn about the status of the various works being carried out in these towns to mitigate climate change, which are already in the final phase.

The group composed of numerous technicians from Life City AdaP3 partners visited the works of the pilot actions in the participating municipalities of Murcia: Acantarilla, Molina and Lorquí.

-Pilot actions

Alcantarilla: Multimodal platform adapted to climate change

The pilot action in Alcantarilla consists of the design of a multimodal pedestrian and cycling platform, adapted to climate change, and its implementation in the priority axis of the future basic network of sustainable mobility, pedestrian/cyclist, connecting the nerve centre of the municipality (Plaza Adolfo Suarez) with the West Industrial Park (P.I.O.), being executed as first development of the same, an approximate section of 600m. The city council led by Mayor Joaquín Buendía and the entire team of the Local Development Agency, has successfully completed this pilot action, and is already planning the presentation of the same to its neighbours.

Lorquí: Rehabilitation of the cabezos

The pilot action in Lorquí consists of applying different innovative solutions in the Ermita-Scipión hill to mitigate its erosion. This will consist of reinforcing the cabezos through walls and nature-based solutions to prevent landslides. Also to reinforce the cave houses to contain the cabezos to prevent landslides, to stabilise the slopes by means of geocells and to install wooden systems to generate shadows.

In the case of Lorquí, all the works that make up this action have also come to an end, with the planting of trees and plants still pending, as those in charge of the action have decided to skip the summer season to prevent the high temperatures from drying out these species.

Molina de Segura: 4 actions for Adaptation to Climate Change

1. Creation of a bioclimatic classroom. This is a floating building, to allow rainwater filtration and the permeability of the ground.

2. Study of alternatives for the definition and signposting of a sustainable urban path, as a friendly route connecting green areas.

3. Adaptation to climate change of the Nelson Mandela Park.

4. Information campaign, environmental interpretation and citizen participation.

In the case of Molina, and due to the current situation of the price of materials and the complicated task of awarding public contracts due to the scarcity of interested companies, it has not been possible to begin work on the bioclimatic classroom. On the other hand, the works for the adaptation to climate change of the Nelson Mandela Park have been almost 100% completed.

Reggio Emilia: Reforestation of 4 parks to mitigate heat island effect

The international partner of the Life CityAdap3 project is Reggio Emilia in Italy.

Its pilot action consists of the reforestation of 4 public parks located in urban and peri-urban areas using an adaptive park model to counteract the heat island phenomenon.

Through the planting of some 2,800 trees, the usability of the parks will be improved, in particular children's play areas, benches and dog runs. More than 1.200 citizens will benefit from the actions.

The Italian members and partners have completed the reforestation of the parks, pending the implementation of measurement systems to monitor the action and replanting of some species that have not withstood the harsh summer. Reggio Emilia is one step ahead in the dissemination of its project among the different local interest groups in the city.

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