In Lyon, the town hall wants to accelerate the greening of schoolyards and nurseries

    In Lyon, the town hall wants to accelerate the greening of schoolyards and nurseries

    Published on – Julien VERCHERE – Collectivits

    Benoit Prieur via Wikimedia Commons / Illustrative photo

    The City of Lyon is launching the recruitment of a project manager to orchestrate a major greening plan for schoolyards and outdoor nursery spaces by the end of the mandate in 2026.

    This is one of the strong axes of the mandate of the new ecological majority for the 2020/2026 mandate. In the wake of Mayor Grgory Doucet, the City of Lyon wants to boost the vegetal redevelopment of schoolyards and nurseries, and this “to create spaces more suited to climatic and educational challenges”.

    This project concerns around 50,70 schoolyards and around 150 outdoor nursery spaces, for an investment amount of around 20 million euros between 2021 and 2026. The town hall is preparing to recruit a chef. project in order to orchestrate this vast program.

    Increase city-wide plant volume

    And in the announcement published on its website, the City of Lyon defends its orientations: “The ambition is to bring back vegetables in the daily life of the children. From an educational point of view, the training courses will constitute an educational support on nature, biodiversity and the cycles of food and water. L The objective is to vegetate the yards to provide shade and improve their thermal comfort, and if possible exposed buildings, or even lots, the amount of greening of schoolyards and nurseries contributing to the increase in plant volume. scale of the city. “

    The waterproofing necessary for better infiltration of the rainwater plot is also one of the objectives of this vast plan drawn up by Nicolas Husson, deputy mayor in charge of biodiversity and nature in the city, in conjunction with the deputies in charge of education and childhood.

    Julien VERCHRE
    Journalist

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