Climate change case studies

  • Seonyudo Park, Seoul, South Korea

    Seonyudo Park is an award-winning ecological park, created by the conversion of a former water treatment plant.

  • Green infrastructure in the North West, North West England

    A region-wide approach that successfully employs planning and advocacy to embed green infrastructure as a regeneration and sustainable development tool.

  • East London Green Grid, London

    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.

  • Manor and Castle green estateManor and Castle Green Estate, Sheffield

    A public sector-social enterprise partnership using multi-functional green infrastructure to tackle multiple deprivation at the neighbourhood scale.

  • Chicago urban forest, Chicago, USA

    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’.

  • Bristol Business Park, Bristol

    Sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) preventing the possibility of water run-off flooding areas such as the nearby village of Hambrook.

  • Green Streets, Portland, USA

    Project featuring attractive curbside planters that absorb flash flood water run-off - essential in a city with nearly a metre of rainfall each year.

  • Olympic ParkOlympic Park, Sydney, Australia

    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.

  • Green AlleysGreen Alleys, Chicago

    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.

  • Ekostaden AugustenborgEkostaden Augustenborg, Malmö, Sweden

    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.