Green, Blue Cities are Climate Proof A literal green city is so much nicer to live in because people stay healthier, are involved and will contribute themselves as much as they can
Living in a green city keeps you healthy. The urban economy, the health of the people, green cities use renewable energy and save energy or water storage.
Resuming: Green Cities are Happy Cities.
On this page, we have collected a lot of ‘green’ healthy infra structural solutions which aren’t expensive.
And besides. Every dollar or euro spent, you will earn three in return.
Let’s give it a start. For your city, your familie, friends, colleagues, children and your children’s children.
BetterWorldSolutions collected products, trending concepts and more. For You! To build the cooler, healthier and cheaper city of the future.
Urban planners, architects …
Climate change is already having a major impact because of the rising temperatures, an increasing risk of floods and droughts and a lack of clean drinking water. This is what urban planners, architects and water experts can implement to bring down city temperatures, to prevent the city from water shortages and make the city a healthy, nice place to live. But there is more:
An unusual car park has been built in the cultural heart of Rotterdam, the Museumpark. This car park that does not only accommodate 1,150 cars, but also houses one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the Netherlands, a reservoir with a capacity of 10,000mÂ³.
Green roofs in Amsterdam. Perfect infrastructure to collect water
The term “Green infrastructure” describes how networks of natural ecosystems also function as crucial community infrastructure, providing ecosystem services and improving environmental sustainability.In the context of managing stormwater, green infrastructure can be defined as man-made systems that mimic natural approaches.
Healthy soils can infiltrate and store large quantities of rainfall
Bio-swales can absorb water and channel or hold excess run-off, cleansing pollutants in the process
Rain barrels are containers or systems that collect and store rainwater from rooftops for later use. They provide valuable and useful opportunities for water conservation
A series of swales and bioretention ponds collect and treat stormwater runoff from parking areas
Aquaflow water harvesting combination with asfalt and tarmac, especially for roads and garages
Filter strips are usually located between surface water bodies, small car parks and at the side of roads. High groundwater levels and steep gradients can generally be overcome by filter strips.
Wetlands help regulate water levels within a watershed, improve water quality, reduce flood and storm damage, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and support hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities
adding extra trees, which consume lots of water, help. Evergreens and conifers were found to intercept 35 percent of water hitting them
Wastewater is valuable
In several regions in Europe, waste water is recycled with renewable energy as a result. Also valuable residuals are recovered, such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water.
Green Infrastructure Improvements
Biological treatment of wastewater
This new biological cleaning of wastewater saves the city of Amsterdam up to 600,000 euros per year, plus 21,000 euros from the struvite.
Generally waterbodies contain more of nutrients, N and P, and less of micro nutrients, since metals are not stable in water. So by providing the missing micro nutrients, diatom growth is enhanced.
Reuse your wastewater with Diatom Algae Diatom Algae will remove nutrients – N and P, in rivers and lakes. The clear waters can be reused for industry and irrigation or filtered further for clean, drinking water.
valuable residuals are recovered, such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water
Wastewater treatment and recovery of raw materials
The key to permaculture is: cooperating with each other and with nature for abundant living
Permaculturemakes even deserts green Fruit trees bloom, native and honey bees, medley of medicinal herbs, restored wetlands teeming with fish, dragonflies, bugs and native waterfowl; rich gardens, pastures and orchards surround our natural home with its cutting edge energy and water management design. It is truly beautiful and rewarding to be alive in a permaculture oasis! Watch the video on this page
To protect the city from future floods, governments have a lot of different solutions. There is not one best way to keep floods out. On order to succeed, cities often have to decided for different products, next to another to keep their feed dry. This is an overview of measures that can be taken.
The 3Di area model also allows the effects of deeper dredging, harbour expansions and bypasses to be examined
Do you want to know how much your city (or region) will be damaged because of a flood? 3Di shows the affects in case of flooding, dry periods, water transport by the river etc. All described exceptionally well in a 3Di area model. The answer to ‘What If’.
The colossal barrier is almost as long as the Eiffel Tower
A smaller one, the Balgstuw barrierwas built to project the land behind against flooding by high water. The barrier consists three inflatable, nylon-reinforced rubber dams, each 75 m long, 13 m wide and with a design height of 8.35 m.
Also, the SlamDam can be used for creating a bassin for reception of contaminated firefighting water
The Slamdam is an easily movable dam
This flood barrier can simply be placed by only two people. And after that you just roll it back to manageable size. A big step forward in safety of your life and home when the water is rising
Flexible Tube Barrier from 50 cm to 100 cm high
The Tube Barrier is made up of a number of elements. The Tube itself is held up by the tension bars in and around the Tube. This looks like a hollow tunnel. The span slats are made from a special fiberglass created what the enormous pressure and stress can cope well. Watch the video
Super ‘Lego” boxes: the BoxBarrier prevents against flooding
The BoxBarrier uses water against water. This is a very effective temporary flood defense system, which can be used to temporarily heighten the crest of a dike, or to make a temporary dam on flat terrain. This increased crest height prevents flooding of the areas behind the dike.
Greywater reuse could cause the average lifespan of sewer pipes to fall from 147 years to just 70 years
An excellent article to help you select a greywater system provided by CHOICE.
Solar Power on Parkings Solar Power can supply the area of renewables. On carports and big parkings. Alter Enersun sent us some examples of carports we have constructed in Spain.
I totally agree with you that this kind of solution is the less efficient for a PV System, but the benefits associated to the integration of the installation perhaps could seems worthwhile.
In the video attached you could find four different kinds of car parks.
Energy recycling through waste heat recovery
Rotterdam recycles industrial waste heat
Since 2015 Rotterdam made a sustainable infrastructure that connects the hot effluent to the city heating system. A benefit for hundreds of thousands of houses in Rotterdam.