The Lijnbaanstraat in the center of Ostend (BE) is being designed as a green oasis in the city. Car and bicycle parking spaces disappear and make way for trees, open space and water features. “By planting trees and climbing plants and introducing water elements, we can tackle the heat stress in the city,” explains Alderman Silke Beirens.

More information on this project on the website of the municipality of Ostend.

The project is part of the European project Cool Towns. The implementation will start after the summer of 2020.