On this page you will find more information related to urban green spaces from various angles, such as urban planning, health and climate. Choose a category to learn more about the topic.

Education material

We developed unique teaching material on the role van urban green in tropical regions and made this freely available for higher and primary education.

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Research and data protocols

Data protocols have been made for the use of the measuring instruments and software to collect and subsequently clean up temperature data. The data protocols are based on scientific literature and guidelines from the World Meteorological Organization.

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Foto Prani

Photo Prani episodes are for the inspiration and motivation of starting your own garden. More greenery in your yard brings many benefits. You also contribute to mental health. Watch the episodes here.

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Green Conversations

In this project, raising awareness of current and future policymakers and society in general is an important component. Since the COVID-19 pandemic became noticeable in Suriname, we were forced to postpone our planned awareness-raising activities for the time being. However, thanks to technology, we can still work on awareness and social debate in an alternative way. Want to know more? Read on below.

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Ecosystem Services

Nature contributes to our well-being in various ways through so-called ecosystem services.

There are production (eg food, water), regulatory (eg climate, pollination) and cultural services (eg recreation, health). Urban green provides various ecosystem services. Want to know more?

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Climate and en micro-climate

Urban areas have influence on the local weather system compared to surrounding, less built-up areas. This creates an urban heat island effect, which means that the temperature in urban areas is often higher than in rural surrounding areas. Urban green spaces are influencing this micro climate. Want to know more?

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Urban Planning

Urban planning is important for land use development and design, providing services such as transportation, sewage and infrastructure. The livability of a city (healthy environment, cultural experience, safety) is important for the well-being of residents.

Urban greenery plays an important role in this! Want to know more?

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Other subjects

Urban green has various subjects. For example, many studies have been conducted into the relationship between health, both physical and mental, and the presence of urban greenery. Urban greenery, with the right planning, can also contribute to urban beautification and thus promote economic activities. Want to know more?

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions within the project. From monitoring to maintenance, reading and sending measurements.

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