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The City of Kadaň
The City of Kadaň

Martina Heroldová, Aktuálně.cz  8. 9. 2020

Kadaň shows that even the landscape after coal mining can adapt to the climate

Even a landscape degraded by opencast coal mining and acid rain can reduce the effects of climate change. Kadaň in northwestern Bohemia, surrounded by mines and two coal-fired power plants, has invested in flowery meadows, trees and rainwater, and thus sets an example in sustainable access to water and public space.

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Angličtina  Rendering of the new Otto-Bauer-Gasse with a view of the Königsegggasse. © zwoPK / BV6
Angličtina Rendering of the new Otto-Bauer-Gasse with a view of the Königsegggasse. © zwoPK / BV6

Jana Bařinková  26. 8. 2020

Roads and parking spaces in the centre of Vienna have been transformed into a pedestrian zone with trees and flower beds

A street which used to be a road with parking for cars is now a pedestrian zone with trees and flower beds full of plants. This is thanks to the green deputy mayor of Vienna, Ms Birgit Hebein, who wants to use various measures to cool the city's hot streets and create a more pleasant place to live.

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Photo: Guerelfrische West, © artvan - kurt van der vloedt
Photo: Guerelfrische West, © artvan - kurt van der vloedt

Jana Bařinková  12. 8. 2020

Transforming a Road into a Green and Blue Oasis in Vienna

There used to be just a hot road full of cars in the centre of Vienna just a couple of days ago, now Viennese can cool off in a swimming pool, have a picnic, watch a dance performance or simply relax. This temporary green and blue oasis in public space will be there for Viennese to enjoy until the end of August.

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