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Solutions for outdoor climate adaptation

Objective

The aim of SOLOCLIM is to develop a doctoral training programme that enables young researchers to generate solutions for urban outdoor. The aim of SOLOCLIM is to develop a doctoral training programme that enables young researchers to generate solutions for urban outdoor environments. Projections show that urbanisation could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050 and the cumulative effect of all the negative urban climate impacts of urbanisation such as the occurrence of urban heat islands as well as distinctive wind patterns in cities create discomfort and health risks. As climate change will exacerbate these urban and microclimatic problems citizens need to be protected. As cities create their own climates, the solutions to these problems are to be found in the (re-)design of cities. Some solutions are known such as the use of vegetation, but there are still many remaining questions about the impact of vertical green as well as the proper distribution of green in cities to have an optimal effect. Moreover, upcoming systems using water vapour as a coolant as well as flexible systems that respond to microclimate have not been studied yet. SOLOCLIM will develop such solutions on different scale levels from small scale around buildings to a larger neighbourhood/city scale and test their effects.
The industry in architecture, urban and landscape design is in need of these innovative solutions as climate adaptation in cities is one of the largest challenges for the future. All plans and designs that the industry develops have to respond to the urban (micro)climate challenges. Apart from the availability of solutions the industry also needs the expertise. This expertise involves design and research skills related to urban (micro)climate. SOLOCLIM trains experts in this field and offers a training for advanced climate responsive design that will be offered to the PhD students as well as some parts to a broader community and beyond the duration of SOLOCLIM.
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 177 079,92

Participants (6)

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UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 202 115,04

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 333,12

ARCADIS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 354 159,84

CARLORATTIASSOCIATI S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 348 666,24

FOSTER + PARTNERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 202 115,04

ZINCO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 525,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 861119

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 626 994,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 626 994,80

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands