INNOVA Ezine 1 – Nijmegen, the EU Green Capital 2018 and Room for the River Waal

W. Timmermans, F. de Jong, M. van Ginkel, G. Martinez, D. de Bruijn, H. Harsema

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Abstract

The Dutch city of Nijmegen is becoming well-known because of its planning approach that combines large scale climate adaptation measures with a strong emphasis on spatial quality. Nijmegen is situated along the Waal river, one of Europe’s largest transport and ecological corridors. More than 250M euro has been spent on a new bypass of the Waal, called the Mirror Waal, one of the major urban examples of the Dutch Room for the River project. This e-zine shows the Mirror Waal project. From awareness of upcoming flooding risks, via complex planning and design efforts into the final result, including innovative ecological engineering, new sport activities and spontaneous festivals. The e-zine is presented by the INNOVA project. It is the first e-zine out of ten. INNOVA is a research project aiming to facilitate the use of climate data and projections, scientifically known as climate services, in adaptation efforts by urban governments. The project focuses on three European cities, and a small island state. These are: Kiel Bay in Germany, Nijmegen in The Netherlands, Valencia in Spain, and finally, the French West-Indies Islands of Guadeloupe & Martinique.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherBlauwdruk
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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