Adaptive urban landscape

The project aims to collect and analyze different types of urban landscapes which are capable to adapt to climate change. The project concentrates on urban landscape and the opportunities it offers to cities in overcoming the water challenges. The focus is gaining more knowledge on design based techniques to make the cities more sustainable and resilient towards climate changes and the consequences.

The goal is collecting and evaluating the practical, design based solutions to deal with water challenges and develop the blue-green infrastructure of the cities. The target is reviewing and understanding design-based methods of North Sea countries through comparing and completing the strengths of successful samples as well as studying the applicability of those in Swedish cities.

The outcome is expected to be used in the development process of cities which face similar water issues. It is projected to reduce the collaboration gap between water and environmental engineers, urban planners and architects as well as increasing awareness on the important role of spatial and physical planning among the decision-makers.

All the gathered information is supposed to be analyzed and presented in a report. The report is expected to reveal how water issues are framed and understood in blue-green design of European cities. The report wishes to help the cities with their adaptation planning process.

  • Collecting and evaluating the practical, design based solutions to deal with water challenges.
  • Reduce the collaboration gap between water and environmental engineers, urban planners and architects as well as increasing awareness on the important role of spatial and physical planning among the decision-makers.
  • Develop the blue-green infrastructure of the cities.
  •  The target is reviewing and understanding design-based methods of North Sea countries through comparing and completing the strengths of successful samples as well as studying the applicability of those in Swedish cities.

Project members from Sweden Water Research and and its owners