Zagreb, Croatia

Population: 790,000 

 

Croatia’s capital Zagreb is the country’s largest and most economically significant city.  Located along the Sava river and bordered by the Medvednica mountain and its nature park, Zagreb has rich natural features.


The Living Lab: Sesvete

The Living Lab is within the Sesvete district in the East of Zagreb at the foothills of the Medvednica mountain. With its 70,000 inhabitants, Sesvete has the youngest population (average age 38) in Croatia, and a strong community and entrepreneurial spirit.


Located on various key European traffic routes, Sesvete has an industrial past and present, with a particularly active car and construction industry. Distinctive, tall silo buildings form part of Sesvete’s skyline and industrial heritage. In particular, the site of the former meat-processing factory, Sljeme, is the core of the Living Lab, with green plans in place for the silo buildings themselves and the surrounding areas.

The Living Lab’s nature-based solutions:

NBS 3: Community urban gardening and farming
NBS 4: Aquaponics
NBS 5: Green roofs and vertical gardens
NBS 6: Improving accessibility to green corridors
NBS 7: Embedding NBS into urban planning

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 innovation action programme under grant agreement no. 776528. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the proGIreg project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.