The Dutch city of Arnhem (around 160,000 inhabitants) is located in the Eastern part of the country, at the border with Germany. Last summer, Arnhem made the news for its ambitious 10 years adaptation plan. Sitting at only 13 meters above sea level, they have been confronted by frequent flooding in the latest years. The City Council decided to redesign the city’s layout and set ambitious targets to reduce the asphalt in favour of grass and green areas. This strategy will allow the soil to absorb rainwater, but also to reduce the heat island effect and provide cover from the sun.


Arnhem is a member of Energy Cities since 2021

The Netherlands

161 000 Inhabitants