Holistic solutions for tackling urban heat stress by Arcadis

To protect our ecosystems and communities, Arcadis works on holistic solutions that tackle urban heat stress, making sure no one is left behind. In this article, Piet Dircke, global director for climate adaptation at Arcadis, explains the Arcadis approach:


One of the examples in this article is the transformation of the Hofplein in Rotterdam from a busy traffic junction to a green oasis. The optimal zones for providing relief on a hot day were analyzed using the Tygron Platform software. Solutions such as increasing greenery, trees, water features and creating natural air corridors were looked into, resulting in a significant possible heat stress reduction.