Fewer cars, more green spaces, sustainable constructions

Fewer cars, more green spaces, sustainable constructions

Fewer cars, more green spaces, sustainable constructions

Feb 8, 2024

Sustainable redevelopment is an approach that seeks to rethink our cities to make them more environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

It is about redesigning urban infrastructure and improving it intelligently, taking into account the impact on the natural environment and the community. It must be ensured at all times that residents benefit from the changes made.

The objective  is to create inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities.


Climate change represents a serious threat to our cities and their inhabitants. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as floods, storms and droughts, can cause enormous damage to urban infrastructure and put people’s lives at risk.

Climate change can have an impact in many ways on the air we breathe both in outdoor and indoor spaces, triggering pollution and its effects on public health, while high temperatures generate the well-known  “heat island” phenomenon in areas densely populated urban areas.

By transforming the way we plan, build and manage our cities, we can reduce our carbon footprint and create more resilient urban spaces that adapt to climate changes and improve the quality of life of inhabitants.

Sustainable and Regenerative Infrastructures

There is much talk about sustainable infrastructures,  those that are designed and built taking into account long-term environmental, economic and social impacts. They have one objective: to reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and improve the quality of life of citizens.

Regenerative infrastructures go further. Its main goal is to restore balance in ecosystems, rather than simply minimizing their impact.

They focus on creating integrated solutions that view infrastructure as part of a larger natural system.

Vertical gardens

Taking into account that the future of cities involves creating more green spaces, vertical gardens emerge as a practical and efficient solution, as well as an aesthetic one.

Vertical gardens restore biodiversity, mitigate noise inside buildings, reduce temperatures in urban centers and contribute to eliminating air pollution, among other benefits.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 4 million people die every year in the world due to problems related to air pollution, especially in cities.

Therefore, creating liveable and healthy urban spaces are two of the Sustainable Development Goals and vertical gardens can be part of the answer to alleviate them since, according to experts in this type of structures, one square meter of green facade extracts 2.3 kg of CO2 per year from the air and produces 1.7 kg of oxygen, contributing to air purification.