Special Issue "Adaptive Cities: Urban Planning and Design Contribution for Achieving Climate Resilient Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: climate proof cities; adaptation and urban planning; climate adaptation policies
Specific policies to reduce global impacts of climate change represent urgent and controversial issues in the contemporary debate at the international level. At the same time, the role of cities and territories in implementing mitigation and adaptation policies at the local level has been often underestimated by international agreements on climate and carbon emission reduction, despite the fact that most externalities affecting climate change are produced within the urban environment, or by urban facilities; in fact, cities are the main places suffering from the specific impacts of climate variabilities with a specific attention to phenomena connected to two main categories: Extreme precipitation events and flooding and heating waves and warming.
From a global perspective, how national, regional and local authorities are producing strategies to reduce potential local impacts of climate events (in the short and medium term); at the same time, the real impacts on the innovation and updating of urban planning techniques and procedures are still limited. For instance, the gap is very evident looking at the majority of the national adaptation plans, which usually present strategies and solutions that are problematic to be implemented, even when included and integrated as a part of spatial planning policies and tools at the local scale.
This Special Issue aims to open a debate on the modalities to operatively implement adaptation strategies and measures within the urban planning and design domains, including adaptation-oriented urban policies, the presentation of case studies of cities and territories around the world that are experimenting, evaluating, and linking adaption design to local urban planning systems in order to increase resilience (e.g., local adaption plans, resilience strategies, etc.). At the same time, experiences of climate-oriented policies to support the transition from mitigation to adaptation (e.g., in the EU perspective of the global mayor adapt initiatives) in local planning procedures are welcome.
Dr. Francesco Musco
Dr. Eugenio Morello
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- sustainable urban planning and design
- urban resilience
- climate design
- adaptive urban systems