Special Issue "The Adaptability of Cities to Climate Change"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Filomena Pietrapertosa
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CNR-IMAA, National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, 7-00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: energy systems analysis and modeling; energy efficiency; renewable energy source; climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies at local scale; energy awareness; evaluation of the role of local and national energy systems in achieving the objectives of efficient use of resources and sustainability; decision support tools for the energy efficiency of public buildings; life cycle assessment
Dr. Monica Salvia
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CNR-IMAA, National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, 7-00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: energy systems analysis and models development; climate change mitigation strategies; rational use of energy; renewable energy sources; technology support and capacity building for local governments; smart cities
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Dr. Attila Buzási
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Department of Environmental Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: climate adaptation; urban development; urban sustainability; vulnerability analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, the growing urbanization and the complex patterns of urban economic assets, infrastructure, and services make cities particularly vulnerable to climate change. Cities worldwide directly suffer the greatest damage due to the increase in the magnitude and frequency of severe weather events that make it urgent and necessary to build a climate-resilient society. Since the majority of the global population lives in cities, analyzing the vulnerability of urban areas is crucial in the transition to sustainability.

The need to tackle climate change through the definition of global and structured actions has become an indispensable priority for cities, especially considering that future climate projections predict that the magnitude of the impacts will increase and could become increasingly serious if strong and urgent actions are not taken both to reduce global warming and to adapt territories to anticipated climate-related threats. Urban climate adaptation has a pivotal role in broader urban sustainability; therefore, the complex relationship between these phenomena contributes to increasing the interdisciplinary feature of potential studies.

This Special Issue welcomes papers covering studies dealing with climate change adaptation in cities with particular reference to analysis of urban adaptation plans; mitigation co-benefits of climate change adaptation strategies; approaches to increase city resilience to climate change; examples of effective ways of involving city leaders, city authorities, and citizens; climate information and alert systems for citizens; experiences and case studies; monitoring and evaluation systems for urban adaptation plan implementation; analyzing potential lock-ins in urban development; theoretical and practice-oriented studies in urban vulnerability analysis; understanding of adaptation responses in terms of synergies and trade-offs with SDGs.

Dr. Filomena Pietrapertosa
Dr. Monica Salvia
Dr. Attila Buzási
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • climate change adaptation planning
  • urban climate policy
  • climate impacts
  • implementation of urban adaptation policy
  • sustainable development goals
  • mitigation and adaptation co-benefits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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