A year in Oppla’s case studies

13 December 2018

As the festive period approaches we’re in the mood for celebration and reflection at Oppla HQ. We’ve been looking back at 2018’s most visited case studies and have made an end of year list containing the most popular five.

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1. Stuttgart Region: Multifunctional Green Infrastructure for an Attractive Urban Region

The Landschaftspark Region Stuttgart has an ambitious 20 year vision and the case study is an excellent example of collaboration between the different actors including: SMEs, planners, local authorities and city councils.

2. Cloudburst Management Plan, Copenhagan

In July 2011, in less than two hours, Copenhagen was hit by an extreme 1000-year storm event. The “Cloudburst Management Plan” employed award winning nature-based solutions and blue-green infrastructure to provide much more than just stormwater management.

3. Milan: Bosco verticale (vertical garden)

The iconic vertical garden is a pair of residential towers which contain more than 900 trees. The trees improve air quality, reduce noise pollution and keep indoor temperatures cool.

4. Yanweizhou Wetland Park- A resilient landscape, Jinhua

The Yanweizhou Wetland Park, China is located on wetland where two rivers converge. The case study explores how to simultaneously preserve and enhance habitat whilst providing amenities to the residents of a dense urban centre.

5. Barcelona: nature-based Solutions Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change

Barcelona’s Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Plan is implementing a range of actions to bring nature into the city. Actions are varied but include: street trees, green corridors, urban gardens and hybrid dunes.