Larissa, Greece

Population: 130,000

Larissa is a commercial, agricultural and historic city in central Greece. It is well-known for its surrounding mountains and fertile soil.

CLEVER Cities plans

Larissa has plans to transform the neighbourhood around the Asmaki trench. The city aims to replicate CLEVER Cities methods of co-creation by enabling marginalised groups living around the Asmaki trench to help shape the future of their own area.

Additionally, the intention is to use nature-based solutions to extend the green belt which surrounds the city, to help tackle intense summer heat waves.