case studies list for environment

  •  environment

Antwerp's 'Greentool' to measure the environmental and ecological benefits of green areas

Among many other co-benefits, blue-green infrastructures help cities become more resilient to climate change. Antwerp’s ‘Greentool‘ allows urban planners to explore green potential to improve the living environment (heat stress, air quality, etc.) in a specific area or neighbourhood.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Berlin's innovative wastewater heat recovery for the swimming pool on Sachsendamm

In the framework of the climate protection agreement with the Berlin Senate, the municipal water company, Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB – Berlin water company), was searching for innovative renewable energy sources. Through the installation of a heat pump, they now recover heat from the city’s wastewater systems and use it for a local swimming pool.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Bratislava's subsidy scheme for the purchase of rainwater management installations

Through its subsidy scheme for the purchase of rainwater management installations, the municipality of Bratislava encourages households to contribute to protecting the city from pluvial floods and property from damage.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Thessaloniki's bioclimatic upgrade of public spaces

The municipality of Thessaloniki is committed to designing and implementing pilot projects of urban regeneration based on the local bioclimatic characteristics, in order to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Warsaw: towards the Green Metropolis through multiple public transport investments

The city undergoes a complete transformation of its public transport system to counteract the high levels of individual transport and consequent air pollution.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Cities in Action: Brighton & Hove's city reuse project

Brighton & Hove City Council has developed an innovative way to minimise waste as part of an ambitious office modernisation programme. Its rigorous reuse system for furniture and equipment avoids the financial and environmental costs of disposal, brings about changes in working and purchasing habits and benefits local organisations and community groups.

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case study date : 07-08-2018

  •  environment

Cities in action: Antwerp's Inside Out

Antwerp has turned the challenge of integrating refugees into the labour market into an opportunity to transition to a circular economy. Its innovative Inside Out scheme combines social care with work experience and education to give newcomers with textile and clothing experience the support they need to gain self-esteem, secure jobs and contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry.

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case study date : 29-03-2018

  •  environment

Cities in action: Lille's 'La Lainière'

The ‘La Lainière’ project house is the first cradle-to-cradle building in Lille. The Metropole Europeenne de Lille (MEL) has developed a building that has a positive impact on the environment in order to increase the sustainability of business parks at the heart of its urban regeneration programme. La Lainière Project House acts as an event, resource and meeting space as well as a regional exemplar of a circular approach to architecture and construction. The 'La Lainière' project house...

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case study date : 29-03-2018

  •  environment

Cities in action: Brussels Regional Programme for a Circular Economy (BRPCE)

Brussels has developed a coherent vision and multi-stakeholder programme to guide and accelerate its transition to a circular economy model. Through 111 measures it aims to turn environmental objectives into economic opportunities that will optimise resources, create new jobs and add value for local people.

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case study date : 07-12-2017

  •  environment

Cities in action: Almere - from aquatic plant to paper and bench

Almere has turned a local crisis into an economic opportunity by developing a novel way of reusing the city lake’s over-abundant aquatic plants. Its novel solution uses this unwanted raw material to make paper and furniture, creating a closed-loop waste system that also improves recreational use of the lake and reduces its management and maintenance costs.

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case study date : 16-11-2017