What does successful urban adaptation look like?
Adaptation progress is poorly understood and tracked. Only by understanding what good adaptation looks like, can we think of how to evaluate it. Using images, we will investigate the views of experts and professionals working on urban adaptation to create a broader understanding of adaptation success.
Cities worldwide are looking to adapt to climate change and are often faced with the following question: how can we tell whether adaptation interventions are effective and actually working to reduce climate vulnerabilities and increase resilience?
The project IMAGINE Adaptation is looking at how different adaptation experts in 100 cities worldwide imagine their city adapted. A critical review of relevant academic and non-academic literature has resulted in the identification of 31 concepts linked to urban adaptation. By asking experts across the cities to rank them based on how much (or little) they represent their views of an adapted city, different viewpoints can be grouped to build a better and more diverse picture of success in urban adaptation that is closer to grounded realities.
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