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Spatial Adaptation for Heat Resilience in Small and Medium Sized Cities in the 2 Seas Region

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Netherlands

Gemeente Middelburg

Lead partner

address

Kanaalweg 3
4530 LA Middelburg
Netherlands

Project budget

7 948 972

ERDF amount

4 664 564

ERDF rate

59%

Start date

12/07/2018

End date

30/09/2022

Common challenge

Climate change causes warmer summers with more frequent droughts and heat waves. In many small and medium sized cities of the 2 Seas area, these higher temperatures have a negative impact on public health, productivity, wellbeing, air and water quality and other urban systems. We call these impacts Heat Stress. The need for spatial heat stress adaptation is clear. But to improve their heat resilience, cities still lack essential knowledge and tools for:

  • setting heat resilience objectives (existing and desired heat situation) and making investment decisions (where, which measures)
  • effective heat adaptation measures with co-benefits for other urban needs (e.g. air quality, flood prevention)
  • integrating heat resilience in broader climate adaptation and spatial development strategies
  • build capacity and sense of urgency for heat resilient design among urban planners, (landscape) architects, builders and building/home owners.

Partners

Netherlands

Gemeente Breda

Belgium/Flanders

Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Oostende

England

Southend on Sea Borough Council (SBC)

England

University of Greenwich

England

Kent County Council

France

Université Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV)

England

GreenBlue Urban

France

AUD Agence d'Urbanisme et de Développement de la Région de Saint-Omer et Flandre Interieure

Netherlands

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Belgium/Flanders

Sioen Industries

France

Communauté d’agglomération du Pays de Saint Omer

Observers

Netherlands

Provincie Zeeland

Netherlands

Waterschap Scheldestromen

Netherlands

Provincie Noord-Brabant

Netherlands

Waterschap Brabantse Delta

Netherlands

Gemeenschappelijke Gezondheidsdienst (GGD) Zeeland

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Brugge

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM)

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Mechelen

Belgium/Flanders

BSGO! De Reigers

Belgium/Flanders

Gemeentebestuur Merelbeke

France

Université de Lille

France

Centre Ressource du Développement Durable (CERDD)

Netherlands

NKWK Onderzoeksprogramma Klimaatbestendige Stad (represented by Deltares)

Belgium/Flanders

Stadsbestuur Eeklo

Belgium/Flanders

Proefcentrum voor de Sierteelt (PCS)