Lublin is the first city in Poland with Green Civic Budget
More than PLN 1.7 million will be allocated for citizens’ green project in 2019
- March 27, 2019 19:30
- Aseniya Dimitrova
New squares in the neighbourhoods, planting in Downtown, maintenance of trees in the road lanes or curious design concepts for new green areas: the Polish city of Lublin has put aside more than PLN 1.7 million for the implementation of this year's Green Budget, thereby enabling the realisation of 26 projects and 3 backup projects.
The third edition of the Green Budget received 99 submissions which reach as high as PLN 23 million. After the formal assessment of more than 87 applications, it was made clear that the proposals deal with both the implementation of large investment projects and small plantings: in the road lane, creating squares, flower meadows, gardens for bees and wild pollinators, wasteland regeneration, tidying up the grounds, protection of greenery against parking cars, protection trees, urban furniture settings or educational activities about greenery in the broad sense and its protection.
Photo: City of Lublin
“Watching the projects submitted to the Green Budget, I admire the creativity of our residents every year. Thank you for your commitment to the originators, I am glad that we all care for Lublin to be a green city, attracting uniqueness and diverse vegetation. Thanks to the substantive support we have offered, the coherent, holistic projects have been created that will improve the aesthetics of Lublin and will serve the residents on a daily basis” - says Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin.
The great variety in the applications is seen in both fully developed concepts and ideas only, including an application for increasing urban eco-communication in the form of eco-buses, buses and electric minibuses, or promoting pro-ecological lifestyle through an information campaign among Lublin residents.
Photo: City of Lublin
The proposals for greenery are always being discussed in detail at the citizens/experts meeting. It was finally decided that 26 applications would be realised. Total cost of implementation of all undertakings at this year’s edition will be PLN 1.7 million. The remaining amount was allocated to the maintenance of the implementation carried out under the Green Budget 2018.