Madrid, Spain

Population: 3.1 million

Madrid is the political, cultural and economic capital of Spain. It is located in the centre of the country to the south of the Guadarrama Mountains. In recent years new housing developments and neighbourhoods have been springing up on the city’s periphery, as a result of intense urban growth.

CLEVER Cities plans

Through CLEVER Cities Madrid will bring nature-based solutions to the neighbourhoods of Pradolongo and Moscardo in the south-eastern Usera district.


The decision-making tool ‘Madrid Decidir’ will support the co-creation efforts, ensuring local citizens play a central role in the design and implementation decisions. Madrid will share this tool, and its experience in using it, with other cities in the project.