Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

The strategy in action: Co-designing a climate-ready Glasgow

Fig. 20. Heart of the Campus: design by RFB, rendered image by Float Digital.

8 Ensure our homes, offices, buildings and infrastructure are climate resilient 9 Deliver nature-based solutions for resilient, blue-green landscapes and neighbourhoods 10 Establish Glasgow City Region as a global research and knowledge hub for adaptation climatechange/

Relevant interventions

Further information

The University of Strathclyde hosts a variety of projects tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change that work to establish Glasgow City Region as a global research and knowledge hub. All of these projects are collaborative in nature and are aligned with the University’s partnership approach and deployment of innovative ideas and solutions.” Dr Roddy Yarr, Vice Chair, Climate Ready Clyde, and Assistant Director for Sustainability, University of Strathclyde

Putting pedestrians first in the Heart of the Campus

“The people-orientated Heart of the Campus project will create an accessible, climate-resilient green space. The former site of Rottenrow Maternity Hospital has received planning approval to be redesigned as a green, inclusive, traffic-free, pedestrian-focused garden space that is adapted to climate change, providing space for nature and people.” Dr Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director for Sustainability, University of Strathclyde A timber-covered walkway and smart seating will increase accessibility of the area, providing protection from future climate changes such as increased likelihood of flooding and higher average temperatures. New entrances, step handrails and reduced path gradients will increase the inclusivity of the area for people. Climate resilience is improved through planting rain gardens which clean and filter rainwater through the gardens. A diverse range of plants—a nature-based solution—will be grown that are adapted to a future climate and also provide key habitats for species such as insects and birds. Further biodiversity benefits of the park include bird and bat boxes.


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