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Adapting public space to climate change

Adapting public space to climate change

15 January 2010

Climate change is a clear and present reality that means warmer and wetter winters, hotter and drier summers, rising sea levels and more extreme weather.

Even with efforts to cut carbon emissions, change is inevitable – so adapting our towns and cities has to be an urgent priority. Thoughtfully designed public spaces offer urban areas their best opportunities to adapt, offering water storage, cooling and carbon absorption.

This report from Design Council Cabe sets out the lessons learned in the UK and around the world from using public spaces to adapt to climate change.

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