Special Issue "Blue-Green Cities for Urban Flood Resilience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021) | Viewed by 8037
Interests: hydrodynamic modelling; urban flood modelling; blue-green infrastructure; urban drainage
Interests: blue-green infrastructure; cities; adaptation and mitigation; climate change; integrated assessment; water resources; flooding; SDG6
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Blue-green infrastructure can play an important role in contributing to building flood resilience in urban areas, as well as providing a wider range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to multiple stakeholders at a range of scales. By increasing green and blue features in urban areas, infiltration and permeability are increased, enabling the capture, attenuation, and storage of surface water. Furthermore, features can contribute to improving water quality through filtration, offer amenity value, enhance biodiversity, and provide a lower-cost solution to traditional grey drainage infrastructure.
This Special Issue calls for contributions that investigate how blue-green infrastructure features can be better understood as a sustainable solution to function alongside, or instead of, traditional drainage infrastructure to enhance flood resilience in urban areas. Contributions considering blue-green infrastructure are welcome that: quantify benefits; seek to understand their effectiveness during different weather events; consider how to best design features; explore their management and maintenance requirements; gather data to provide evidence for a range of functions; and/or compare their value with traditional grey infrastructure.
Dr. Vassilis Glenis
Dr. Claire Walsh
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- Flood resilience
- Multiple values
- Data for evidence
- Climate mitigation
- Urban areas