High temperatures and heatwaves in the summer pose increasing risks to people living in Slovakian cities.
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Furthermore, in this publication you can find a selection of adaptation case studies with some of the most representative practices.
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Other Case studies
Social vulnerability to heatwaves – from assessment to implementation of adaptation measures in Košice and Trnava, Slovakia
During the 1980s and 1990s, the neighbourhood of Augustenborg in Malmö was an area of social and economic decline and was frequently flooded by an overflowing drainage system. Between 1998 and 2002, the area was regenerated.
The former industrial area “Luciline” in Rouen, along the Seine river, has been profoundly re-designed into an ecodistrict covering 9 hectares in total and including both climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. Sustainable living is the core principle of the neighbourhood re-design.
Stuttgart: combating the heat island effect and poor air quality with ventilation corridors and green-blue infrastructure
Stuttgart’s location in a valley basin, its mild climate, low wind speeds, industrial activity and high volume of traffic has made the city highly susceptible to poor air quality.
The City of Tatabánya has a Local Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, approved in 2008, which have been implemented to address diverse climate hazards, which mainly impact people’s health (e.g. heatwaves and heat stress, UV radiation, forest fires).
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into urban planning: greyfield land redevelopment in Jena (Germany)
Jena is a city of about 108,000 inhabitants and – due to its specific geographic location – is exposed to various climate change-related risks, whereas heatwaves are the most relevant. Climate projections for Jena expect a substantial increase of this risk in the future.
This case describes the steps taken towards achieving more balanced management of Cork Harbour, through the establishment of a strategic alliance (couplet) between the local authority and multidisciplinary academic experts.
Insurance company supporting adaptation action in small and medium size enterprises in Turin (Italy)
Weather- and climate-related damages, in particular those due to flooding, pose substantial risks to the business continuity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).