Integrated Planning in Climate Resilience: Disparities and Opportunities in the Implementation of Climate Planning
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 2389
Interests: sustainable planning; mobility and transport; energy planning; ports and waterfront city; urban governance
Interests: resilient planning; geographic information science; urban and maritime spatial planning
Interests: urban planning and topics of sustainability; urban regeneration; policy design; urban resilience; climate change and strategies of mitigation and adaption (climate proof design and planning)
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Even though climate change is now universally recognized and paid attention to, there are nonetheless many controversial issues in the contemporary debate at the international level. In particular, while studies are being carried out and scientific methods for predicting risks and impacts are being studied in depth, the theme of non-homogeneity in dealing with the topic and consequent planning appears to be increasingly emerging in the background. Disparities are equivalently present in spatial knowledge, social equity and implementation issues.
From a spatial knowledge point of view, differences between the different degrees of development of cities' knowledge devices (in terms of spatial databases) are one of the first causes of disparities in the adaptation process. Managing territorial resilience requires an urban knowledge system that can support the complexity of climate impact studies (in terms of vulnerability and risk assessment). Climate impact studies, in order to manage the adaptation process, need new, more dynamic data, processing big data and satellite data (in addition to normal data sources). The readiness to improve the urban knowledge system in these directions increases the capacity to respond and build adaptation strategies.
From a societal point of view, some scholars have focused on the evidence that climatic changes are having a disparate impact on the health of people of color, gender, and children; others strongly suggest how climate change is an environmental injustice that is likely to exacerbate existing racial disparities across a broad range of health outcomes.
From the point of view of implementation issues, some scholars highlight how urban resilience to climate change is addressed through sectoral plans or tools that do not allow the process to be managed in an integrated way. Other studies emphasize the opportunities but also the difficulties of designing adaptation through NBS, GI and ES. Finally, others emphasize the difficulty of developing a monitoring phase that can diagnose the efficiency and effectiveness of adaptation plan solutions.
This Special Issue aims to open a debate on the opportunities and criticalities that influence the implementation of climate plans, according to an integrated approach.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Strategies and measures within the urban planning and design domains;
- Adaptation-oriented urban policies;
- Presentation of case studies of cities and territories around the world;
- Fragmentation and potentialities in climate resilience planning.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ilaria Delponte
Dr. Denis Maragno
Prof. Dr. Francesco Musco
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- climate change
- territorial and urban resilience
- adaptation planning and design