We are seeing examples of more extreme weather conditions than ever before. The most threatening one for our most vulnerable citizens, the very young and the elderly, is heat. As the density of our cities increases and the elderly population continues to grow, we are challenged to design urban environments that will be resilient to extreme heat and prolonged heatwaves. We will have to apply the design principles of building social and physical structures for both a 2-year-old and an 80-year-old person, to provide safe, liveable and enjoyable environments.
The project ”Complete redevelopment and extension of the Central Waste Water Treatment Plant (CWWTP), the City of Prague on the Emperor’s Island, Part 0001 – New Water Line (NWL)” designed by Sweco Czech Republic has won a prestigious award “Project of the Year 2019”.
The report From threat to opportunity – Revaluating storm water in urban areas investigates how sustainable storm water management can contribute to the creation of livable cities.