Cool Noons: Improving the comfort of visitors and residents of Mediterranean cities during the hottest periods in summer

Summer 2022: Lisbon 43°C – Athens 45°C – Syracuse 48°C…
Experts agree that summer 2022 offered us a foretaste of the future Mediterranean climate: a climate with more ex-treme conditions and where heat waves are set to increase. Under these conditions, who will still be visiting cities in summertimes?

Thanks to Cool Noons, five pilot cities (Marseille,, Lisbon, Imola, Budva and Dubrovnik) will be developing and testing solutions to improve the comfort of visitors and residents during the hottest hours of the day, while at the same time envisioning new ways of using urban spaces that are better adapted to today’s climate challenges. The project will therefore contribute to improve the quality of life and the living environment, while structuring a new tourism offer for the benefit of all the city’s users (tourists and residents).