Thursday November 19, 2020

14:00 – 17:00 CET

13:00 – 16:00 GMT 

 On the afternoon of the 19th November, the Interreg 2 Seas Nature Smart Cities and Cool Towns projects will be jointly hosting a free exchange of experience event. The event provides an opportunity to learn more about these two exciting projects, which together, work to build climate resilience across European cities and towns.

The Nature Smart Cities project is working to develop an innovative Business Model which will help cities and towns to make the case for Green Infrastructure solutions, over more traditional, grey approaches.

The Cool Towns project focuses on finding attractive solutions to adapt small and medium sized cities to the heat-related effects of climate change through interventions in spatial development and urban design in public and private space

Click here for the full programme for the event.

To register for this free event click here:

List of presentations and speakers:

Findings of the Cool Towns cooling project
Gideon Spanjar, Hogeschool van Amsterdam

The Nature Smart Cities Business Model
Wito van Oijstaeijen , University of Antwerp

Getting more Green: Smaller municipalities’ approaches to delivering green infrastructure
Phil Back, Imperial College London

Heat stress mitigation interventions in “Tuinwijk Jan Verhaegen” neighbourhood in Merelbeke
Jan Van Damme, Municipality Merelbeke

Green infrastructure interventions and inspiring good practices in Breda, Southend, Kent, St Omer, Middelburg and Oostende
Benny Pycke, Sioen Industries and Amy Goad, Green Blue Urban

An Innovative Urban Water Buffer in Cromvlietpark
Tanne Schreuder, Den Haag

Cambridge Canopy Project
Matt Ling, Cambridge City Council