Urban Case Studies

Become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study

IMAGINE climate change adaptation 
in urban areas

IMAGINE Adaptation addresses the urgent need to evaluate climate change adaptation in urban areas and understand progress across governance levels. It argues that the current focus on policy progress can be a useful first step, but it is not indicative of effective adaptation.

The project aims to revisit the concept of adaptation success and go beyond technical framings to consider equity, justice, and maladaptive issues. In doing so the project will pioneer new ways to evaluate adaptation, and contribute to discussions on how local progress can inform global goals.

Only by understanding what good adaptation looks like, can we think of how to evaluate it.

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Successful Adaptation, Team Update

Reflecting on our recent workshop: Disentangling Successful Adaptation Using Theory of Change

Last week, the IMAGINE Adaptation hosted an international workshop on “Disentangling successful adaptation using theory of change” in Bergen, Norway. Our aim was to create a collaborative space for rethinking and identifying the changes needed for effective climate adaptation.

William Lewis

24.05.24
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Urban Case Studies

Become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study

Is your city interested in learning more about and developing your approach to monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning of urban adaptation? If so, apply to collaborate with us and become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study! 

William Lewis

12.03.24
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IMAGINE Adaptation at the WWCSS in Berlin!

June 9, 2024- June 12, 2024
Berlin

The IMAGINE Adaptation team will be presenting some of our ongoing work at the What Works Climate Solutions Summit in Berlin.

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Successful Adaptation, Team Update

Reflecting on our recent workshop: Disentangling Successful Adaptation Using Theory of Change

Last week, the IMAGINE Adaptation hosted an international workshop on “Disentangling successful adaptation using theory of change” in Bergen, Norway. Our aim was to create a collaborative space for rethinking and identifying the changes needed for effective climate adaptation.

William Lewis

24.05.24
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Urban Imaginaries

IMAGINE Adaptation at The Nature of the Cities Festival

Our session "Imagining Adaptation to Climate Change through Art" explored how the intersection of science and the arts can catalyse alternative imaginaries of climate adaptation in urban environments.

Ana Terra Amorim-Maia

William Lewis

02.05.24
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Team Update

First Expert Board Meeting

Last week, on April 17, IMAGINE Adaptation held the first meeting with our board of experts after the kick off.

William Lewis

25.04.24
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Urban Case Studies

Become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study

Is your city interested in learning more about and developing your approach to monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning of urban adaptation? If so, apply to collaborate with us and become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study! 

William Lewis

12.03.24
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Successful Adaptation

Intersectional approaches for intersecting crises

In this article featured in The Conversation Spain, Ana explains how climate vulnerability is defined by the intersection of different social positions, such as gender, ethnicity, ability, and social class.

Ana Terra Amorim-Maia

08.03.24
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Urban Imaginaries

Imagining Adaptation through Art

Only by understanding what good adaptation looks like, can we think of how to evaluate it. Read on to learn how we investigated the views of 100 local adaptation professionals to create a broader understanding of adaptation success.

Marta Olazabal

Maria Loroño Leturiondo

William Lewis

27.02.24
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© All rights reserved. Illustrations used in this study are the property of BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change - IMAGINE adaptation (ERC, IMAGINE adaptation, 101039429). Author Josune Urrutia.
Monitoring and Evaluation

How will we know when we are adapting?

The IMAGINE Adaptation team is in the process of synthesising key approaches to monitoring, evaluating, reporting and learning (MERL) for adaptation projects, aiming to reduce uncertainty for local actors involved in adaptation management. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved.

Sean Goodwin

22.02.24
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Successful Adaptation

950 years of adaptation expertise

Our team interviewed 50 of the most eminent climate adaptation experts to understand how their worldviews and experiences help understand the current state of the field, its trajectory, and the pathways forward. Here we share a preview of the process and conversations.

Ana Terra Amorim-Maia

22.02.24
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Monitoring and Evaluation

Adaptation: Preparation and Review – An Example from Melbourne 

Examples from Melbourne on what a city can do by refreshing its Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Marlene Ritter

01.02.24
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@Ana Terra Amorim-Maia
Urban Imaginaries

The superpowers of art and storytelling for climate adaptation

Narratives are increasingly being used to support climate change adaptation in cities, and creative approaches like art and storytelling are key to achieving it.

Marlene Ritter

10.01.24
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Integrating science and the arts to deglobalise climate change adaptation

Art-science collaborations through visuals can help build imaginaries around the positive and negative outcomes of climate change adaptation.

Marta Olazabal, Maria Loroño-Leturiondo, Ana Terra Amorim-Maia, William Lewis & Josune Urrutia

2024