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Crammed Cities Go Green for Climate, Health

In a square in central Barcelona, families with young children perch at picnic tables as traffic thunders past and high-rise blocks loom above them. But the concrete mecca that is Placa de les Glories Catalanes is about to undergo a major facelift that will create a new green public space for Spain’s second-largest city. Starting this month, two underground tunnels will be built, funnelling traffic away from the square, Marta Pigem Jubany, a spokeswoman for Barcelona City Hall, told...

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