climate-robust urban green space

01 February 2024 → 31 January 2027
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecosystem services
Green cities
Other information
Project description

To assist municipalities through field testing in their challenges to make urban green space resilient to the impacts of climate change and to embed the field results in field education and continuing education.

We focus on 3 different types of urban green spaces (small-scale green spaces, e.g. strips, neighborhood green spaces, measured in m2; medium-sized green spaces, e.g. parks, neighborhood green spaces, measured in acres; and large green spaces, such as urban fringes or green outlets, measured in ha), because these are the most common green structures in the city and are also often the starting point for municipalities in planning (e.g. new neighborhoods, redevelopments).

In addition, we choose to test the concepts on the 4 most common soil types in the border region, i.e. sand, clay, loess and peat. This will make results usable for a large number of municipalities in Flanders and the Netherlands. In addition, we also include the aspect of salinization in 1 pilot site, because this reinforces the drought problem and this aspect occurs in more and more places in the western part of the border region. We also include 1 pilot site where excess water can cause problems, which is also current in several places in Flanders and the Netherlands.


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