Piraeus, Greece

Population: 180,000 


Piraeus is the largest commercial centre within the Greek economy, the main commercial port of the East Mediterranean coast, and one of Europe’s most densely populated municipalities.


Latest news from Piraeus

ProGIreg cities bring nature-based solutions to schools

8 March 2022

During proGIreg's refular knowledge-sharing online gathering 'Living Lab Lounge', the project cities gathered to discuss their activities with schools on nature-based solutions - a great learning opportunity for all!

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Participatory design: city, environment & climate change experiences, challenges & potentials – conference

19 November 2021

ProGIreg hosted a stream titled ‘The public participation through proGIreg project ‘productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration’ at the Participatory Design hybrid conference on 19 November 2021 organised by Participatory Lab in Athens, Greece and online. The event commenced with a presentation about proGIreg’s co-creation approach and methodologies for replication, then delving into the plans for our Greek city Piraeus.


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Downtime provides opportunities for innovations – 2021 updates from proGIreg Living Labs

26 July 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has still somewhat restricted on site activities in proGIreg living labs in 2021, the proGIreg cities network has continued to gather online in the proGIreg ‘Living Lab Lounges’ to share experiences, knowledge and information to support each other in their nature-based transformation. ProGIreg 'front-runner' cities test, plan and implement nature-based solutions (NbS), and invite proGIreg 'follower cities' to learn about their experiences.


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Rooting for regrowth – a look back at proGireg Living Lab's 2020

6 January 2021

The past year was tumultuous to say the least, posing challenges to on-site activities in proGireg Living Labs - however they have taken the challenge as an opportunity to root locally and re-evaluate. Throughout 2020 the Living Lab’s have exchanged experiences, by meeting up regularly in proGireg’s virtual ‘Living Lab Lounges’. Learn about what Turin (Italy), Ningbo (China), Zagreb (Croatia), Cascais (Portugal), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Dortmund (Germany), Piraeus (Greece) and Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) have been up to in 2020.


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Turin’s butterfly experts welcome guests from Piraeus

13 September 2019

Last week, delegates from Piraeus (Greece) - a commercial port on the East Mediterranean coast, in one of Europe’s most densely populated municipalities - paid a visit to the community gardens of Turin (Italy) to learn how local citizens have teamed up with the university and local associations to improve urban pollinator biodiversity. 


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