Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding
Jul01

Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding

Management of freshwater resources as well as coping with increasing natural disasters like flooding are issues currently plaguing cities across the globe. The higher frequency in extreme events like storms with a higher density of rainfall causing rapid flooding and violent landslides are just some of the many consequences associated with climate change (Momm-Schult et al., 2013). Cities have long changed the landscape and therefore...

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The IWA’s Principles for Water Wise Cities – on the journey to water wise cities
Jun29

The IWA’s Principles for Water Wise Cities – on the journey to water wise cities

Water; it sustains us and the planet, and it is increasingly becoming a central focus for planning across disciplines and in the face of climate change. Many organizations are now using water as their central focus for planning and adapting to climate change, and this is the backbone of the International Water Association’s (IWA) Cities of the Future Programme (CoF). The Cities of the Future agenda harnesses the power of the IWA...

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ND-GAIN’s Three Levels of Urban Adaptation Impact Analysis
Aug15

ND-GAIN’s Three Levels of Urban Adaptation Impact Analysis

Continuing its effort at the country level to measure climate vulnerability and measure readiness to accept adaptation investment, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) now starts down-scaling the adaptation assessment to the city level. The Urban Adaptation Assessment project, funded by the Kresge Foundation and implemented by ND-GAIN, is focusing on building a framework that will enable cities to perform climate vulnerability...

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