Belo Horizonte

About Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Capital of the Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte has been a reference for sustainable development on the region and a frontrunner on the issues of connectivity and food security. The city has led the establishment of the Green and Blue Net that maps and prioritizes green areas of the region, providing decision-makers with solid reference for investing on connectivity. INTERACT-Bio has worked along with the municipality to endorse this process through the mapping of Ecosystem Services provision as well as the promotion of agroforestry and food security agendas as enhancing initiatives.

Belo Horizonte’s Green-Blue Network: A mapping methodology to prioritize nature-based solutions

The concept of nature-based solutions provides the foundation for the reintegration of natural cycles into urban design and planning, aiming to improve food security, the easy delivery of ecosystem services and thereby, quality of life for residents. The mapping methodology presented in this case study consolidates the application of the strategic elements contained in the study of the Green-Blue Network in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (RMBH).
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