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Adapting cities to climate induced risks - a coordinated approach

Conference paper
Authors Sofia Thorsson
Yvonne Andersson-Sköld
Fredrik Lindberg
Jonsson Anna
Sara Janhäll
Ulf Moback
Mira Andersson Ovuka
Published in Climate and Construction
Pages 173-180
Publication year 2011
Published at Department of Earth Sciences
Pages 173-180
Language en
Subject categories Environmental chemistry, Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Social Sciences

Abstract

In an era of changing climate there is a growing interest to create resilient cities, which can absorb and manage climate induce risks, such as heat waves and natural hazards (flooding, landslides etc). The increased frequencies and magnitudes of these climate hazards are expected to have a major impact on society. In order to maintain risks to society at acceptable levels, measures to reduce the vulnerability need to be taken. Such measures may, however, have significant non-expected and non-wanted impacts elsewhere on society. The need of holistic planning strategies becomes apparent. The overall aim of this new transdisciplinary research project is to develop knowledge and methods that enable an integrated assessment of the impact of climate induced risks on society. The free-port area in Gothenburg, Sweden, will has been selected for a case study that will sharpen both the individual scientific methods and the interdisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation and integration. The project brings together experts in urban climate, atmospheric science, natural risk assessment, stratified vulnerability and multi-criteria analyses with local city planners in an integrated research effort. Strategic plans for climate adaptation will be developed and proposed. The stakeholder involvement will promote transfer of knowledge and applicability of results.

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