Climate change case studies
Seonyudo Park is an award-winning ecological park, created by the conversion of a former water treatment plant.
A region-wide approach that successfully employs planning and advocacy to embed green infrastructure as a regeneration and sustainable development tool.
A strong planning framework and area-based structures lever investment into new and existing green infrastructure to tackle quality of life issues in the Thames Gateway growth area.
A public sector-social enterprise partnership using multi-functional green infrastructure to tackle multiple deprivation at the neighbourhood scale.
The City of Chicago is harnessing the potential of trees to reduce the impact of heatwaves by developing and implementing a strategic management plan for its ‘urban forest’.
Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) preventing the possibility of water run-off flooding areas such as the nearby village of Hambrook.
Project featuring attractive curbside planters that absorb flash flood water run-off - essential in a city with nearly a metre of rainfall each year.
In 2000 the Olympic Games took place in Sydney, Australia. The Games were hosted on a site that had been transformed from a highly polluted post-industrial wasteland to a 425-hectare sustainable urban parkland.
The need to reduce storm water run-off in Chicago’s alleys led to the Green Alley programme, which introduced wide-ranging environmental improvements to neglected spaces.
Environmental improvements have transformed Augustenborg from a neighbourhood in decline to an exemplar of an environmentally adapted urban area. The area is once again seen as an attractive place to live and work.
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