Since 2007, when they joined the European Union, Romania has been pushing towards greener, more sustainable cities. Urban regeneration, reduced energy consumption and a serious attempt to promote modes of transportation other than by car, are the common denominator in major Romania cities.
Bucharest, with a population of 1.6-million, has 23 square meters per inhabitant. This beats other major European cities like Madrid and Paris and nearly doubles Toronto’s 12.6 square meters per person.
Despite planting thousands of trees, they still have some work to do to meet the European Union’s standard of 26 square meters per person.
Image via Sustainable Cities Collective.
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