Mapping spatial opportunities for urban climate adaptation measures in public and private spaces using a GIS-based Decision Support Model

Allard Roest (First author), Gerd Weitkamp, Margo Van den Brink, Floris Boogaard

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Global climate change will result in more extreme heat, drought, and rainfall. The urban environment is particularly vulnerable to these effects. Adaptation to these extreme weather conditions is difficult due to the high complexity of urban land-use patterns and stakeholder configurations. The current practice in the field of urban climate adaptation mainly revolves around the assessment of climatological risks, leaving the question where measures can be implemented under-researched. This study proposes and tests a four-step GIS-based Decision Support Model (DSM) to map the spatial opportunities for adaptation measures in public and private spaces. The DSM was applied to the city of Groningen. The findings revealed that there is a relationship between urban design, climatological risks, and opportunities for adaptation measures, with higher density neighbourhoods showing more opportunities for greening private properties and permeable pavements and lower density neighbourhoods showing opportunities for the implementation of green-blue measures in public space. The application of this DSM can aid urban planners and other stakeholders in mapping spatial opportunities for climate adaptation, that is, allow for more precise site selection for adaptation efforts and for an evaluation of adaptation efforts in different neighbourhood typologies within the urban environment.
Originele taal-2English
TijdschriftSustainable Cities and Society
Volume96
DOI's
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 14 mei 2023

Keywords

  • klimaatadaptatie
  • teledetectie
  • beslissingsondersteund model
  • stedenbouw
  • stedelijke omgeving

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