De urbanisten developed a case study to explore spatial measures that reduce CO2 emissions and improve urban quality.
Description of the Process
Rotterdam has set its goal on a 50% reduction of CO2 emissions in 2025. This abstract figure asks for concrete measurements to calculate on and above all to understand the impact on daily life. Case study is Stadshavens, an area of 1600 hectares that is gradually transforming from hardcore harbour to a mix-use urban area. Here we explore spatial measurements that reduce CO2 emissions and that improve the urban quality at the same time. De Urbanisten base all actions for CO2-reduction in Stadshavens on three principles, the so called REAP method: reducing energy; reusing surplus energy; using sustainable sources. For each of the three principles, they propose a set of spatial interventions on different urban scales. All proposals are calculated on their CO2 reduction effect.