This solution addresses climate change consequences in Berkeley, California, USA for local communities
Climate Change Adaptation of Urban Infrastructure
How urban infrastructure is adapting to respond to climate change is one of the most important issues facing cities today. This collection of solutions and blocks provides a quick summary of resources on this topic.
This is a multi-agency collaborative initiative to identify opportunities and risks for organisations by climate change disruption and economic austerity through greater integration of actions across sectors and political boundaries working at a catchment scale. This innovative initiative is in the process of engaging with other key strategic planning organisations and infrastructure providers to understand the interdependent risks and opportunities and deliver cross-sectoral adaptation actions in spatial planning at a catchment scale. It will address relevant Global Sustainable Development Goals at a local scale and highlight where the enhancement of our regional natural capital could be made in multiple distributed locations, to deliver multi-beneficial outcomes from collaborative investments. By integrating the framework into existing work streams, operational and investment plans, development decisions can be made based on wider identified risks, with wider costed solutions and routes to delivery that enhance the value of existing and future investments in the region.The ultimate aim is to create an attractive sustainable place for future generations, with a strong regional economy and enduring infrastructure supported by sustainable agriculture and resilient natural capital.
This solution addresses lack of adaptation action in international for local communities
This solution addresses procurement of resilient infrastructure technology and services in cities around the world for city decision-makers (City Engineers; Chief Resilience Officers; Mayors) and private sector resilience innovators (environmental technology companies; engineering firms)
This solution addresses lack of adaption plans/assessments in international for local communities
Bristol City Council has created the ‘Framework for Climate and Energy Security’ as part of being European Green Capital in 2015. This is the start of an ambitious process which seeks to create an integrated, adaptable and inclusive, sustainable city. This low carbon plan will be vital to reach the new target for Bristol to be Carbon Neutral by 2050. This is to be reviewed and refreshed every three years to provide a continuous process of improvement.
As a signatory of the Compact of Mayors, Bristol has a long-established approach to climate change mitigation. This action will build on this success and develop an approach to adaptation to climate change. A plan will be developed to future-proof the city by identifying the major climate hazards and their potential impact, a framework for adaptation, and identification of strategies to build climate resilience. Consideration of the issues will be required at a city scale with actions targeted at a local scale with their benefits well communicated.
This solution addresses need for innovation in Mexico City, Mexico for local communities
- Foster innovation for integrated risk management
- Develop methodologies for resilience in infrastructure projects with adaptive measures for public facilities
- Promote private-sector participation in building urban resilience
- Strengthen the technical capacity of civil servants to build resilience
- Create a communication platform for risk and resilience for citizens
- Encourage citizen participation and communication of priority resilience issues
Develop methodologies for resilience in infrastructure projects with adaptive measures for public facilities
The concept of resilience is new, even within the decision-making process. This action is therefore aimed at influencing construction projects in the operation and improvement of strategic infrastructure and public urban facilities so that these projects incorporate resilience qualities, recognize the risks to which they are exposed, improve the effectiveness of adaptive measures, and better prioritize investments. This action helps promote a multifunctional information infrastructure that can reduce risks to the population, ensure continuity of basic services, and improve the environment and quality of life of the inhabitants of CDMX.
This solution addresses unknown economic costs of climate events in impact zones around the world for coastal residents, policy makers, reinsurers
This solution addresses resisting changes in New Orleans, USA for local communities
This solution addresses lack of regional collaboration in Mexico City, Mexico for local communities
- Foster resilience integration in regional programs
- Drive and creation of a national resilience agenda with Mexican cities belonging to 100RC Network
- Drive and support regional projects that contribute to resilience
- Implement Water Forest Initiative
- Reduce pollution in the region (air, water, solid waste, and chemical waste, among others)
- Foster resilient infrastructure projects that contribute to the development of the region
This solution addresses lack of continued services from infrastructure systems in New York City, USA for local communities
By creating an integrated management plan, Boulder will support its complex local ecosystem and plan for the systemic stresses and changes anticipated with climate change impacts. As part of Boulder’s long history of progressive planning, the city actively manages many aspects of the ecosystem, including monitoring wildlife-human interactions, maintaining a healthy forest canopy and conducting regular riparian renewal and restoration efforts. The success of these programs contributes to the city’s rich quality of life and sense of community. These programs also add to the ongoing success of Boulder’s signature planning achievement—the vast greenbelt of open space that encircles the city. Building on these efforts, Boulder will develop an integrated strategy that aims to knit disparate efforts to create a single management plan that will evaluate new opportunities and maximize value around existing and future green infrastructure planning initiatives.
This solution addresses storm surge and associated issues in Nassau County, NY for vulnerable residents, tourists, fish and wildlife, fishing industry
Tidal flooding from the River Avon has the potential to cause severe damage to the city centre. Bristol’s Central Area Flood Risk Assessment (CAFRA) predicts that the current trend of rising sea levels will accelerate due to the impact of climate change, causing the likelihood of tidal flooding in central Bristol. A strategy is being developed to recommend an adaptive programme, identify when flood risk management interventions are needed and examine how they will be funded.
This solution addresses addressing sea-level rise, storm surge, and flood risk in Miami Beach, Florida & Norfolk, Virginia for city, state and federal governments, residents
This solution addresses managing floodwaters, constrained parking and limited open space in Hoboken, New Jersey for city, water utility, parking utility, and residents
This solution addresses lack of coastal defenses in New York City, USA for local communities
This solution addresses the complex landscapes in which we operate. in Global for target communities
This solution addresses lack of integration in Boulder, USA for local communities
- Continuity of all critical life-safety services
- Climate preparedness capacity in city government
- Integration of resilience principles into Boulder’s Sustainability Framework
- Resilience Integration into the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan
- Integrated approach to managing ecosystems and green infrastructure
This solution addresses buildings in need of upgrading in New York City, USA for local communities
Greening local neighbourhoods helps to make our city more liveable, whilst also improving local biodiversity, enhancing sustainable drainage, and reducing the urban heat island effect and improve the city’s resilience to climate change. Bristol will build on existing initiatives, including Avon Wildlife’s Trust’s My Wild Street, Wessex Water’s Rainwater City, and Embleton Road SuDs, to develop an approach that communities across the city can engage in.