November 19th | 14.00-17.00 CET | 13.00-16.00 GMT Exchange of Experience with Cool Towns project

At the Exchange Experience Event, Cool Towns' and Nature Smart Cities' partners share best practices to combat heat stress and increase climate resilience.

Want to know more about how your city or town can use green interventions to adapt to the effects of climate change?

Then join us for the Annual Exchange of Expereince Event, coming November 19th from 14.00-17.00 CET / 13.00-16.00 GMT. The online webinar shares best practices of the Interreg 2 Seas Nature Smart Cities and Cool Towns projects. These two exciting projects are working to build climate resilience across European cities and towns. Find out more about the Nature Smart Cities Business Model, which is being developed to help smaller municipalities to make the business case for green infrastructure solutions over, more traditional, grey approaches. The Cool Towns project will be sharing a new heat measurement protocol that will enable users to select the most effective heat stress mitigating interventions for their city or town. A number of inspirational good practices in climate resilience interventions will also be shared from across the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Register for this free event here

Programme of the Annual Exchange of Experience Event

13.00 GMT / 14.00 CET Welcome and Introction to the Cool Towns and Nature Smart Cities projects 
13.20 GMT / 14.20 CET Findings of the Cool Towns cooling project
13.45 GMT / 14.45 CET The Nature Smart Cities Business Model
14.15 GMT / 15.15 CET Coffee Break
14.30 GMT / 15.30 CET Getting more green: smaller municipalities' approaches to delivering green infrastructure
14.50 GMT / 15.50 CET

Inspirational good practices:

  • Heat stress mitigation interventions in 'Tuinwijk Jan Verhaegen' neighbourhood in Merelbeke
  • Green infrastructure interventions and inspiring good practices in Breda, Southend, Kent, St Omer, Middelburg and Oostende
  • An innovative urban water buffer in the Cromvlietpark
  • Cammdridge Canopy Project
15.30 GMT / 16.30 CET Questions and reflections, short interactive session
16.00 GMT / 17.00 CET End and informal drink at home