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Investigating the Effects of Pluvial Flooding and Climate Change on Traffic Flows in Barcelona and Bristol

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Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
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School of Built Environment, College of Sciences, Massey University, Auckland 0745, New Zealand
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Adjuntament de Barcelona, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
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Bristol City Council, Bristol BS3 9FS, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2330; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062330
Received: 31 January 2020 / Revised: 11 March 2020 / Accepted: 13 March 2020 / Published: 17 March 2020
This paper outlines the work carried out within the RESCCUE (RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban ArEas) project that is, in part, examining the impacts of climate-driven hazards on critical services and infrastructures within cities. In this paper, we examined the methods employed to assess the impacts of pluvial flooding events for varying return periods for present-day (Baseline) and future Climate Change with no adaptation measures applied (Business as Usual) conditions on traffic flows within cities. Two cities were selected, Barcelona and Bristol, with the former using a meso-scale and the latter a micro-scale traffic model. The results show how as the severity of flooding increases the disruption/impacts on traffic flows increase and how the effects of climate change will increase these impacts accordingly. View Full-Text
Keywords: flooding; climate change; traffic modelling; resilience flooding; climate change; traffic modelling; resilience
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Evans, B.; Chen, A.S.; Djordjević, S.; Webber, J.; Gómez, A.G.; Stevens, J. Investigating the Effects of Pluvial Flooding and Climate Change on Traffic Flows in Barcelona and Bristol. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2330. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062330

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Evans B, Chen AS, Djordjević S, Webber J, Gómez AG, Stevens J. Investigating the Effects of Pluvial Flooding and Climate Change on Traffic Flows in Barcelona and Bristol. Sustainability. 2020; 12(6):2330. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062330

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Evans, Barry, Albert S. Chen, Slobodan Djordjević, James Webber, Andoni G. Gómez, and John Stevens. 2020. "Investigating the Effects of Pluvial Flooding and Climate Change on Traffic Flows in Barcelona and Bristol" Sustainability 12, no. 6: 2330. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062330

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