Research results of a new combined method in climate adaptation: storytelling in City Climate Scans

Rick Heikoop, Floris Boogaard, Tanja Hess, Dominika Wróblewska, Joep Janssen

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Cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable for climate change and there is an urgent need
to become more resilient. This research involves the development of the City climate scan
Rotterdam (September 2017) methodology to measure, map, scan and assess different
parameters that together give insight in the vulnerability of urban areas and neighborhoods.
The research at recent City climate scan / Sketch your city in April 2018 used storytelling and
sketching1 as main method to connect stakeholders, motivate action, evoke recognition in a
jointly formulated goal, such as taking climate action. The city climate scan also involved the
development of a set of measurement tools that can be applied in different urban
neighborhoods in a low-cost low-tech approach with teams of stakeholders and
practitioners. The city climate scan method was tested in different cities around the globe
(Rotterdam, Manila and Cebu) in groups of young professionals and stakeholders in rapid
urban appraisals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
EventInternational Conference Water Science for Impact - Orion, Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Oct 201818 Oct 2018
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ConferenceInternational Conference Water Science for Impact
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  • water
  • climate
  • climateadaption


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