There are 31 days in October that we are having the opportunity to become part of promoting a better European urban future. Everyone interested in sustainable urbanization from national and local governments to universities, NGOs and communities is encouraged to participate in activities, events, and discussions of this UN-organization.
Studies on climate hazards are time-consuming and expensive. The Viennese company Greenpass therefore trains you in three days to become a climate planner. Heat islands, heavy rain and corona. When it comes to climate-friendly planning, planners currently faces many hurdles. The Austrian company Greenpass has developed software that enables cities and municipalities to quickly gain an overview of potential climate
When we think of climate change, we first think of higher temperatures. But a bigger problem could be water. Three projects that provide solutions. "Normally, we see the city as the problem, when facing climate impacts. But we thought, can we not see the city as a solution?" Karina Peña is co-founder of the dutch company "Field Factors" which vision
CO2 absorbierende Wandfarbe an Gebäuden kann gegen die weltweite Luftverschmutzung in Großstädten die fehlenden Bäume ausgleichen.
Lena Strömbäck works for the Swedish national meteorological organization SMHI. At CLARITY she supports infrastructure projects in the EU to adapt to climate change.
Heat waves and extreme precipitation are causing cities all over the world to suffer. Builders and architects therefore must include green areas for new projects. In Vienna, a research team is going one step further. They are outlining the city’s climate up to the year 2100. It could become a model for other cities.
Hamburg’s “Harbor City” is an example of city planners who thought about floods. They built the new district on dwelling mounds, eight meters above sea level. Also, on the ground floor flats are prohibited, only gastronomy and offices are allowed.
Our reporter travelled through whole Brazil for months, bringing stunning photos and encouraging stories: In our series about Brazilian projects we are talking about different aspects: Intense rainfalls in Bahia, permaculture and alternative housing in Ceará, and sustainable vehicles in Paraná.
The CLARITY project aims to build up and service a vivid community interested in climate change adaptation. Its core feature is a new Marketplace to connect experts related to climate change. Its goal is to make predictions about possible hazards and their risks for infrastructure projects and their adaptation to climate change easier and more cost efficient.
At the Heinrich-Böll-foundation in Brussels employees don’t put a focus on Belgian national topics, but on connecting whole Europe. In an Interview director Klaus Linsenmeier explains what the foundation does in terms of sustainability and talks about the recently published “Energieatlas”.
Not only CLARITY tries to adapt better to climate change and to create climate services to become greener and safer, also other projects do: “Climate-fit.city” is also part of the H2020-programm and presented its strategy on the EU Green Week in Brussels in May. They are experts in the field of Urban Climate Service and its role for the society.