Lijnbaanstraat, Ostend - Cool Towns
The new layout of Lijbaanstraat was preceded by a temporary pop-up garden in 2019, with a manned info box where residents could find out about the plans and make suggestions for the permanent redesign. Among other things, the lighting plan is tailored to reflect the comments of the residents, as is a rich, varied planting plan with climbing plants on the facades.
The green, cool design stems from the city's Administrative Agreement, in which a low-traffic city centre prioritising soft road users is one of the objectives. The project was supported by the Interreg 2 Seas programme 'Cool Towns', a collaboration involving 13 European partners, including research and academic institutions, government organisations and companies with expertise in climate adaptation.
Cool Towns strives to combat the negative effects of climate change and find attractive solutions, specifically aimed at reducing heat stress.
water, biodiversity, mobility
policy innovation, organisational form, cultural change
Cool Towns is a collaboration involving 13 European partners and focuses on counteracting the negative effects of climate change. The project strives to find a solution to prevent or reduce heat stress in the city centre.
photo: Cool Towns, 2020
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Cool Towns Heat Stress Measurement Protocol