SOFIA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION was founded as non-profit organization with the decision 348
of the Sofia Municipal Council to work for the sustainable development of the capital.


Having successfully developed and delivered the methodology and tools for urban heat islands (UHI) vulnerability and risk assessments, the project cities are now ready to start their participatory assessment process. The workshop will be hosted on July 9-10th, 2024 by BOKU University in Vienna – the task leader for the methodology development and will convene all project partners and some of the associated strategic partners.

At the workshop participants will have an improved understanding of and instruments to assess the thermal load of different infrastructures and human activities, vulnerability, adaptive capacity. As a result, cities will refine their qualitative and quantitative UHI assessment design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and visualization, and will be equipped to form their local stakeholder coalitions. The workshop is designed to promote peer-to-peer dialogue and capitalize on Vienna experience with mitigating UHI gained in a former Interreg Central Europe project “Urban Heat Islands – Development and application of mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures for counteracting the global Urban Heat Islands phenomenon”.

In the framework of the international workshop participants will attend Klima Biennale, where Be Ready will present an expert talk, “Water for the green city – how blue-green infrastructure can mitigate UHI.”

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This project is supported by the Interreg Danube Region Programme co-funded by the European Union.

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