Leipzig

Amongst the key NBS examples in Leipzig are the “New Lake Landscapes” that have been created in place of former open-cast mines, primarily to the South and West of the city. These new landscapes combine the creation of new, water-based green spaces with the provision of urban recreation facilities and (modest) economic opportunities based on tourism. A further example, which also demonstrates Leipzig’s well established participatory planning structures, is the renaturing project “Green Arch Paunsdorf”. An area of about 120 ha of previous farming and military land is being gradually renatured to increase biodiversity and enhance the environmental quality of an adjacent housing estate.

Country: 
Germany
Total population (2011): 
502920
Size: 
City
Urban Audit code 2011: 
DE008C1
Share of green urban areas and forests (2012): 
12.50% of land area
Population without green urban areas in their neighbourhood (% of total population): 
3.40% of total population
Unemployment; Mean/Average 2008-2015&Proxies (PL,RO, SI, CY): 
11.50