Researcher Phillipp Gärtner has compiled a list of the "greenest" cities in Europe. Kyiv took first place in in the category of cities with a population of more than 2 million. This was reported by Archdaily.
"Neighbors" of Kyiv in this category were Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Moscow (Russia), London (Great Britain).
It is noted that the researcher studied satellite imagery using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index method.
“Using a method that processes satellite imagery and detects pixel types, Gärtner has generated the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for 43 of Europe’s capital cities. The NDVI analyses remote sensing measurements to determine whether a target area contains live vegetation or not. For consistency, the area analyzed is a 5-mile radius circle around each city's official city center,” the message says.
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index of the Ukrainian capital is 0.389.
In the category of the greenest seaside capital in Europe, Kyiv got 15th place with the index 0.3887. "The greenest" city of Europe was Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), "least green" - Athens (Greece).
As it was reported earlier 112.international together with 112.ua presented a video of the spring Kyiv from a birds eye view. The video makes it possible to explore Kyiv sights and parks in spring blossom from an unusual angle. For example, St. Andrew’s Church, Mariyinsky Palace, Arch of Diversity, Gryshko National Botanic Garden, etc.