Sustainable Technologies in Landscape and Urban Planning Response to Climate Change (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 11 November 2024 | Viewed by 1024

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School of Architecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, VA 89154, USA
Interests: landscape architecture; ecology restoration; VOC emission
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Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Interests: data science; social value of places; design theory
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second volume of the series of publications dedicated to " Sustainable Technologies in Landscape and Urban Planning Response to Climate Change” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/J20T6XF57G) published in Atmosphere in 2023.

The journal Atmosphere is launching a Special Issue on the topic of “Sustainable Technologies in Landscape and Urban Planning Response to Climate Change”. We are inviting researchers from all world-leading universities and research institutions to contribute their research achievements in this field as well as their new knowledge and technologies to solve the issues caused by climate change in cities. This new knowledge and technology includes emerging datasets, techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the achievement of objectives.

The prospective accepted manuscripts should demonstrate how novelty technologies could be further applied into design or planning to respond to the issues caused by climate change. The Special Issue aims to publish innovative and sustainable technologies in landscape design and urban planning to address the problems and future challenges within the scope of:

  • Health impacts associated with climate-related changes;
  • Urban heat island mitigation;
  • Urban microclimate changes;
  • Risk resilience and climate actions;
  • Climate change and its impacts to air quality;
  • Sustainability assessment of mitigation and adaptation solutions in the built environment;
  • Human activity and climate change;
  • Hydrosphere and climate change;
  • Ecological restoration and microclimate mitigation.

Dr. Xiwei Shen
Dr. Yang Song
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • sustainable development
  • environmental resilience
  • place assessment landscape architecture
  • urban planning
  • microclimate
  • ecological restoration

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Feasibility of Urban-Based Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Urban Centers of Southwest Ethiopia: From Local Climate Action Perspective
by Tesfaye Dessu Geleta, Diriba Korecha Dadi, Weyessa Garedew and Adefires Worku
Atmosphere 2024, 15(5), 595; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos15050595 - 14 May 2024
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This study identified the practices of adaptation strategies to climate change in Jimma, Bedelle, Bonga, and Sokorru urban centers using a survey of 384 households, 55 key informant interviews, 4 focus group discussions, and field observations. A cross-sectional study design was employed from [...] Read more.
This study identified the practices of adaptation strategies to climate change in Jimma, Bedelle, Bonga, and Sokorru urban centers using a survey of 384 households, 55 key informant interviews, 4 focus group discussions, and field observations. A cross-sectional study design was employed from 2019 to 2021. The adaptive capacity of municipalities to reduce climate extreme events was rated as poor by the majority (51%), mostly reactive measures (76%). The climate hazards identified in four urban centers were riverine and flash floods, urban heat waves, landslides, and windstorms. The urban households practiced lifestyle modification, reduce paved surfaces, the use of air conditioner, planting trees, and multiple windows. The adaptation strategies practiced by municipalities include the relocation of prone areas, the support of basic amenities, the construction of protection walls, diversion ditches, the clearance of waterways and rivers, greenery, and park development. The adaptation actions were constrained by a lack of awareness, commitment, cooperation and coordination, adaptive capacity, and participation. Gray/physical infrastructures (costly but important) as adaptation actions were hampered by the low municipal capacity. We recommend that urban authorities should incorporate climate change adaptation strategies into urban planning and development proactively to ensure future resilient climate smart urban centers of southwest Ethiopia. Full article
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