Special Issue "Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Urban Cultural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: climate-induced urban hazards; urban sustainability; conservation engineering; urban microclimate; indoor environment
It is now an indisputable fact that the climate of our planet is changing, putting ever increasing pressure on the built environment and communites. In this context, cities are increasingly at the heart of the mitigation and adaptation discourse, due to growing urban populations and energy demand, further exacerbating the existing forms of urban vulnerability. Cultural heritage, which is one of the unique touch-points of our urban experience, is seen as the most critical in the face of a changing climate both for often being compromised by age, and for being irreplaceable.
It is for these reasons that Atmosphere is hosting a Special Issue dedicated to this urgent topic: urban cultural heritage under the impact of current and future climate. This impact includes both gradual climatic effects and extreme events, specifically sea level rise, floods, wind storms and cyclones, heat extremes and droughts. Complex, cascading interactions between these events, as well as how these coalesce with other stresses that are influential on urban cultural heritage are also of interest to this Special Issue. The contributions can include reviews, original research papers and case study reports using lab-based methods, in-situ monitoring or modelling to identify and quantify climatic impact, and how urban cultural heritage responds to it, which, in this context, includes both single and groups of heritage buildings, historic urban cores, museum collections, and intangible aspects of urban heritage. Contributions focussing on climate risk management and policy development, and novel methods of retrofit aimed at enhancing the climate resilience of urban cultural heritage are also welcome.
Dr. Yasemin D. Aktas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban cultural heritage
- climate-induced urban hazards
- climate resilience
- extreme weather events
- climate vulnerability assessment
- climate adaptation and mitigation
- climate risk management for cultural heritage