Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Tina Birbili heralded a project yesterday dubbed Athens-Attica 2014, for the environmental regeneration of the city and its suburbs over the next four years, outlining the ministry's priorities concerning the capital and surrounding countryside.
Plans include the creation of more car-free zones, green spaces, bicycle lanes as well as upgrading dilapidated squares. The ministry is planning to hold six competitions for architects.
The successful candidates will be appointed to a series of projects, including the creation of two bicycle lanes, one of which will link the northern suburb of Kifissia to Neo Faliro in the south.
The goal is to offer citizens a more humane living space by the 10th anniversary of the Athens 2004 Olympics.