BlueGreenStreets – Adapting Urban Streets for Climate Change

Eckart, Jochen and Dickhaut, Wolfgang and Richter, Michael (2023) BlueGreenStreets – Adapting Urban Streets for Climate Change. LET IT GROW, LET US PLAN, LET IT GROW. Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Resilient Smart Green and Blue Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2023, 28th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 979-984. ISSN 2521-3938

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Strategies for the adaptation of cities to the consequences of climate change such as dry periods, heat waves and urban flooding are needed. As urban streets account for about 25% of the area in inner-city neighbourhoods, they also have to be included. In the project BlueGreenStreets concepts are being developed to increase the resilience of cities by means of blue-green infrastructure in urban streets. The basic philosophy is to develop streets as 'multi-talents', taking into account not only the traffic function but also the requirements of urban drainage and green infrastructure. Concepts for the multidimensional redesign and retrifiting of existing streets in urban neighbourhoods are being developed, and tested in pilot projects. Two innovative solutions “the street as a drain” and “stormwater tree pits” are presented in detail.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: streets, blue-green infrastructure, cities, climate change, urban neighbourhoods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 08:53
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 17:40

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