Special Issue "Urban Resilience in a Context of Climate Change"
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2. Project Manager of R&D+i in AQUATEC (SUEZ Group); Zona Franca Avenue, 46-48, 3rd Floor, 08038, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: urban drainage; inlet efficiency; flood risk management; urban resilience; combined sewer overflows (CSOs)
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We already live in a world of cities, and that trend is expected to continue. While cities are becoming smarter, they can still be very vulnerable and fragile, with basic services failing when different kinds of impacts occur.
Climate change is adding pressures and uncertainties for the economy, the environment, and society in general. In urban areas, climate change may affect urban services, such as water or energy supply. Urban resilience refers to reducing risks and damages from disasters and to the ability to quickly bounce back to a stable state.
In this context, the Urban Resilience in a context of Climate Change (URCC) conference will be held online in October 2020 (www.urcc2020). Organized in the framework of RESCCUE, Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, this event aims to bring together different actors from academia, administrations, businesses, and local communities to discuss multiple aspects of urban resilience and climate change.
This Special Issue of Sustainability calls authors of the abstracts submitted to the URCC Conference to present innovative research papers coming from the scientific activities carried out in recent years that will advance our knowledge/capability in the field of urban resilience and climate change adaptation with special concern on the following topics of the conference:
- Hazard and risk assessment of key and critical urban services;
- Climate risk management and resilience in urban areas;
- From climate data to climate services;
- Forecasting, monitoring, real-time control, and decision support;
- Adaptation strategies and nature-based solutions to improve resilience;
- Institutions, governance, regulations, and planning;
- Financing for resilience and climate change adaptation;
- Citizens engagement and social justice;
- Innovation, capacity building, communication, and data-sharing;
- Co-production of knowledge, solutions, and services;
- Risk and challenges to public health.
Dr. Beniamino Russo
Mr. Marc Velasco
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- urban resilience
- climate change
- cascading effects
- nature-based solutions
- adaptation measures
- resilience and governance