Green infrastructure in Mediterranean cities

FINALISÉ – January 2023- December 2023


Green infrastructure in Mediterranean cities

Project overview

The HERA project is the second phase of the NATURMED project which will implement concrete actions to increase and improve the green infrastructure of three member cities.




150.000 €


General description

The implementation of this activity is based on the results obtained during the NATUREMED project, which was used to determine a set of strategic actions to increase and improve the presence of green spaces and the respective renaturation strategies of the cities of Jerash, Bethlehem and Saida, and to promote the training of town hall staff in relation to the planning and management of green spaces. The HERA project implements a pilot in each city to demonstrate the beneficial effects that green spaces and elements have on the city’s day-to-day life.

Specifically, a project to improve one of the city’s climate shelters will be implemented in Jerash. In Bethlehem, a street will be naturalized in order to promote active mobility and the presence of shade on the street. In Saida, a small park will be built to encourage the use of public spaces and provide citizens with a climate shelter

Specific objectives

The project responds to the following main objectives:

  • Increase the presence of green infrastructure in Jerash, Bethlehem and Saida based on the set of strategic actions determined in each of the cities.
  • Promote training and the exchange of experiences between the project councils and other MedCities members interested in promoting and improving green spaces in the cities.

participation of Mediterranean municipality members of MedCities.


The primary beneficiaries are the municipalities of Bethlehem, Saida and Jerash. Upscaling transferring activities could benefit a wider array of member municipalities.

Main SDGs addressed

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people of all ages

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its effects

SDG 17: Strengthen the means to implement and revitalize the Global Alliance for Sustainable Development.

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