Published: 16th May 2011

  From floods in Memphis to wildfires in Lancashire, extreme weather conditions are on the rise. As climate change gathers pace and the vulnerability of communities in urban areas becomes more apparent,  a new database of local responses provides some answers. Since 2008 the Grabs project has been compiling case studies of best practice in climate change adaptation from around the world. In particular it highlights the variety of ways in which towns and cities are preserving and expanding their green spaces and waterways in order to reduce the impact of heatwaves and flooding. The Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns programme (Grabs) brought together a network of 14 European partners to build a database of actions and urban design solutions. From a green roofs programme in the Swiss city of Basel to aeration corridors in Stuttgart, the database is a valuable resource for decision-makers … (To read the full article, subscribe below)