Cool Towns - GreenBlue Urban

Cool Towns Project Monitoring

The tree pit installation at Maynard Avenue, Margate, Kent was carried out as part of the Cool Towns pilot study, designed to evaluate different options to help reduce the effects of Heat Stress in urban areas. Whilst the trees and the cooling effect are being monitored by the EU Interreg program and participating universities, GreenBlue Urban have invested in below ground water outflow monitoring equipment.

This measurement enables us to map the drainage discharge rates, and compare them with rainfall data, thus increasing our knowledge and ability to accurately design SuDS enabled tree pits that will be resilient to climate change.


The Cool Towns cooperation is made up of 13 European partners with the goal to combat the negative effects caused by climate change within our towns and cities, through the innovative use of green and blue infrastructure.

With GreenBlue Urban’s experience and expertise in integrating urban trees into the hard landscape and the multiple benefits these trees can bring to all those that live, work and play in the urban environment, GreenBlue is proud to support the Cool Towns initiative.

The Cool Towns cooperations is funded by the Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014 – 2020, in collaboration with academic research institutions and governmental organisations.

Case Study: Cool Towns, Margate

Kent County Council applied to the EU Interreg Cool Towns project for funding to pilot a scheme to use nature-based solutions to mitigate both stormwater and the heat island effect during the summer.