Good practices on urban development and climate change

Urban development and climate change

Lörrach plans Germany’s first timber-built commercial area


There is more than enough wood available in the town of Lörrach and its proximity to the Black Forest. The idea was born…


Banepa preserves traditional construction methods using bio-based materials


This good practice describes how the town of Banepa is restoring its historic centre and a retirement home using…


Tree trenches for quality of life in Hagen


The German City of Hagen lies on the edge of the Sauerland low mountain range and has a hilly topography. Four rivers –…


Bairro Maravilha – marvellous neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro


The Bairro Maravilha programme, which translates as 'Wonderful Neighbourhood', has been implemented in more than 90…


Mangrove Forest as a line of defense in Quelimane City, Mozambique


The City of Quelimane is vulnerable to natural and anthropogenic disasters. As a response measure to events such as…


Living alongside water instead of fearing it


Bangkok's first significant piece of green infrastructure, Chulalongkorn Centenary Park (CCP), aims to lessen the risk…