Is Samarkand ready to become a Green City?
Briefing | 26 December 2022
In 2021, Samarkand became the first city in Uzbekistan to improve its sustainability planning by joining the EUR 3 billion Green Cities flagship programme run by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). As a result, there are plans for EUR 95 million in electric buses and the development of an action plan for ‘greening’ the city, which outlines environmental improvements aimed at moving towards carbon neutrality. Public consultations on the proposed Green City Action Plan (GCAP) to address the needs and interests of a broad range of stakeholders are compulsory according to the EBRD’s guidelines.
This briefing reviews Samarkand’s existing urban development plans, the main environmental and social concerns of residents with a focus on public transport, and provides recommendations on including civil society in the GCAP planning.
Theme: Cities For People | Urban planning | sustainable development
Tags: EBRD Green Cities | Green cities | urban planning
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