By some estimates, urban areas consume 75% of the earth’s natural resources and produce 60% of its greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of its waste.
Parks are such an essential component of livable, sustainable, communities that it is difficult to imagine a truly livable sustainable community without parks, trails, and other recreational resources and the positive changes such parks create for the entire neighborhood.
That “parks build community” is a concept intuitively understood by every professional in the field of parks and recreation. From the smallest urban pocket park up through the largest urban parks, having a park enriches the life of every community
While climate change is a profound global issue, it is also a local issue, as urban areas have a crucial role in the climate change arena. It is crucial to recognize that cities must also be part of the solution to climate change.
urban park rehabilitation project
BEFT works with local governments in the Balkan countries to mobilize them and assist them in rehabilitating their public spaces.