Southend-on-sea: green infrastructure for climate resilience

Claire Coulter*

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    Southend is located 40 miles east of London on the north side of the Thames Estuary. It is one of the most densely populated urban areas in the East of England and home to the ‘driest place in the UK’. As a seaside resort with over 6 million visitors per year, Southend needs to identify how it can respond to climate change and implement solutions to benefit public health for both residents and visitors. The green infrastructure project aims to make use of vegetation to reduce flooding and improve urban cooling and air quality. It will contribute towards a decrease in the energy being used for cooling purposes and improve air quality in the area. CRUNCH has been working to explore how the Food-Water-Energy nexus can be integrated moving forwards. The CRUNCH ULL has centred around the installation of hydropanels, which use sunlight and air to create water from the atmosphere.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesigning Sustainable and Resilient Cities
    Subtitle of host publicationSmall Interventions for Stronger Urban Food-Water-Energy Management
    EditorsAlessandro Melis, Julia Brown, Claire Coulter
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003112495
    ISBN (Print)9780367631987, 9780367631970
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2022

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