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GRaBS : Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns

Description:

The Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS) project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development. The objectives were:

  1. To raise awareness and increase the expertise of how green and blue infrastructure can help new and existing mixed use urban development adapt to projected climate scenarios of key bodies responsible for spatial planning and development
  2. To assess the delivery mechanisms that exist for new urban mixed use development and urban regeneration in each partner country and to develop good practice action plans to co-ordinate the delivery of: a. urban greening, b. adaptation strategies, c. cooperation amongst planners, stakeholders and local communities
  3. To develop an innovative, cost effective and user friendly risk and vulnerability assessment tool, to aid the strategic planning of climate change adaptation responses
  4. To improve stakeholders’ and communities’ understanding and involvement in planning, delivering and managing green infrastructure in new and existing urban mixed use development, based on positive community involvement techniques

The project resulted in a number of resources, including the vulnerability and risk assessment tool, adaptation action plans developed by the participating local and regional authorities, a database of case studies presenting the use of green and blue space adaptation to climate change in urban areas around the world, and a number of expert papers. All resources are available from the project website.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The project's website is no longer available, for more information on the outcomes please visit the GRaBS Adaptation Action Planning Toolkit webpage at the url below.

Project information

Lead
Town and Country Planning Association London (UK) Diane Smith
Partners

TCPA; University of Manchester; London Borough of Sutton; NWDA; Southampton City Council; Provincial Government of Styria; Municipality of Kalamaria; KU CORPI; The Amsterdam City District of Nieuw-West; Regional Environment Centre for Eastern Europe (Slovakia); Etnambiente SRL; University of Catania; Province of Genoa; City of Malmö

Source of funding
Interreg IV C

Reference information

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Keywords

Good practice, Good practice action plan, Stakeholder involvement, Tool for vulnerability assessment, Urban greening, Vulnerability assessment, city, green and blue infrastructure, urban

Duration

2008/9/1-2011/8/31

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Flooding

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Biodiversity, Buildings, Health, Urban

Geographic characterization

Europe

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