Collection on initiatives and projects related to urban vegetation ecosystem and air pollution
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The role of urban vegetation ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate changes is largely recognized and many projects and initiatives have been dedicated to this issue in Europe in the last years while their multiple impacts on air quality are less known. Some projects are proposing Nature-Based-Solutions (NBS - actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits) to improve air quality in the cities and many of them are using vegetation.

With this survey, we aim to collect information about the past and ongoing initiatives and projects you know regarding vegetation/NBS and air quality.

This work is carried out in the framework of VEG-GAP Project (LIFE18 PRE IT 003, The VEG-GAP project aims developing a strategy for providing new reliable information in support of designing urban Air Quality Plans (AQPs) considering the urban vegetation ecosystems characteristics such as plant type, green area extension, etc. The main goals are to make available for the first time a framework of instruments (guidelines, support tools and information platform) that consistently consider the linkages between air pollution and vegetation characteristics in the development of effective control strategies and  to provide recommendations for improving the legislation aimed to maintain and improve air quality in European cities.
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Please send us a feedback (even an empty questionnaire) just to let us know that you received the questionnaire!

Completing the questionnaire should not require more than 10 minutes.

Your contributions will be part of a Project Report for European Commission and will be also available to scientific community, authorities, policy makers and citizens.

In case of any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Ettore Petralia(

Data collection will comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.  

Preliminary questions
Name of the study/initiative/project
Website (if available)
General information
Does the project involve the implementation of Nature-Based-Solution ?
The project is focused on:
(multiple choice possible)
In case of other topics, can you please indicate them?
In case of project on vegetation and air quality, the connection between them within the project is:
Is the project still ongoing ?
If No, can you please provide initial and final dates or link/reference where can be found these data?
The project has linkage with other ongoing or previous projects?
If Yes, can you please provide references of the linked projects ?
From the project arises an effect of vegetation on air/urban quality:
The project was developed specifically in/for urban areas ?
Which is the territorial scale of the project ?
(multiple choice possible)
If you selected "other" please specify
Results from the project were implemented by city Administration for urban planning ?
or it generated improvements in policy tools or strategies ?
Is there already any appreciable result from the onsite application of the NBS developed in the project ?
If Yes, please describe the results gained or provide link/reference where can be found these data
How useful was/is the project to create durable/permanent links and partnership with/among Public bodies, Administration and Private entities ?
Other information
Please indicate references:
(publications, articles, reports, links, etc.)
Are you interested in following Life VEG-GAP project development ?
Contact information
Full Name
Would you prefer to keep contact information confidential ?
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