All over the world climate change leads to extreme weather that damage property and infrastructure. In Greater Copenhagen we are especially challenged by heavy rain. But we are determined to turn this challenge into an opportunity to invest in livability and green growth.
A CALL Copenhagen project funded by the Danish Water Sector’s Development and Demonstration Program created the basis for a more efficient realization of “climate streets” in order to support sustainable green and blue climate adaption in residential areas in Greater Copenhagen.
Permeable road surfaces, made of asphalt, stone or polymer, have proven their value for local rainwater harvesting – but can they integrate even more functions? They can, with the help of smart road subbases and practical and cost-efficient filter technology.
Once a slightly overgrown and darkish park, Lindevangs Park today does not only welcome those seeking relaxation, but also provides an abundance of space for storm water and thereby protects the neighborhood from flooding.
Often referred to as the “Climate Quarter”, Skt. Kjelds Quarter is an open-air urban living lab for a variety of technologies and approaches for climate adaptation.
The underlying idea of the now combined renovation and adaptation project was to create space for rainwater in a way that supports the further development of the center and provides upgrades to the existing sport and leisure facilities