Nature Smart Cities
The Nature Smart Cities project is led by Southend on Sea City Council and funded by Interreg 2 Seas. It involves partners from the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands and France. The project partners have worked together to create a business model (BM) for smaller local authorities. Using the BM helps to highlight the benefits of having more Green Infrastructure (GI) added to a project and leaders to make informed decisions. A fact sheet is then produced to evidence the case.
The funding has meant we have been able to increase the amount of GI added to the Launchpad building at the Airport Business Park. The addition will help reduce flood risk and heat stress and improve biodiversity.
For more information about the project, please visit the website: https://naturesmartcities.eu/