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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

Lead partner

Gemeente Middelburg

Date de début

12/07/2018

Date de fin

30/09/2022

Project budget

7 948 972

ERDF amount

4 664 564

ERDF rate

59%

    À propos

    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.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Gemeente Breda

    Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

    Stad Oostende

    Southend on Sea Borough Council (SBC)

    University of Greenwich

    Kent County Council

    Université Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV)

    GreenBlue Urban

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

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

    Sioen Industries

    Communauté d’agglomération du Pays de Saint Omer