Climate Proof Cities

Central Cardiff. Photo courtesy of http://www.photoeverywhere.co.uk

Central Cardiff. Photo courtesy of http://www.photoeverywhere.co.uk

The Climate Proof Cities project sits within the Dutch Knowledge for Climate Research Programme. The aim of Climate Proof Cities is to build a multi-scale (from the level of buildings via neighbourhoods to city agglomerations) quantitative knowledge base on urban climate, the vulnerability of cities to climate change, and expected impacts of possible future changes in climate. The consortium (which consists of a number of Dutch research institutes, Dutch city partners and international research partners) will generate knowledge on the technical and economic effectiveness of adaptation measures, and on the governance arrangements required to achieve adaptation in cities. The University of Manchester, through the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy, is undertaking research into adaptation planning and governance in addition to providing collaborative research support across the consortium.

The project website can be accessed here.

For further details, please contact Jeremy Carter.