In the picturesque landscapes of the Netherlands, a silent battle rages. Mother Nature is unleashing her fury with heatwaves and torrential rains, testing the resilience of cities and towns. At the same time, the Dutch government is steering towards a greener, sustainable future, driven by wind and solar power, demanding a monumental overhaul of infrastructure. As if that wasn’t enough, the new Environment Act and the mysteries of water and soil management puzzle municipalities. To top it off, the concrete jungle offers little room for these transformations.
But fret not, for the solution is as multidimensional as the challenge itself. We present to you the “Area Passport,” your guiding light in this ever-evolving terrain. It’s more than just a map; it’s an advisory tool for governments, a passport to navigate the complex urban planning considering climate change for resilient climate adaptation, energy transition, water, and soil management.
How can this Area Passport make urban areas resilient and environmentally sound?
It’s a puzzle that needs solving. Questions arise:
- What data does it need to create a climate-adaptive, soil-and-water-specific framework?
- How can we harmonize this diverse data?
- How can this data become the compass for decision-making and action?
- What shape does an all-encompassing Area Passport take, and how can it be user-friendly?
- Who are the users, and what do they need?
- How can we link climate adaptation solutions to these areas effectively?
- And how can this Area Passport concept seamlessly integrate with Geo Apps?
This is the revolution, where data meets action, and together we’ll unlock the secrets of sustainable urban evolution. Welcome to the journey of the Area Passport – your key to a resilient, sustainable future.