Building Capacity for Urban Climate Change Adaptation

Impact: Environmental impacts, Technological impacts

Narrative

Research undertaken at the University of Manchester (UoM) has enhanced capacity for assessing and responding to climate change impacts and risks in urban areas, by moving from basic research around user requirements to the development of scaleable decision support tools. The needs of end users have been considered from the outset, with a co-production model of research – academics working in joint enterprise with stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors – leading to enhanced take-up of the resulting ideas, tools and techniques. Impacts are based upon supporting climate change adaptation responses within planning authorities, at local, regional, national and international scales, with the web-based climate change adaptation tools, developed at UoM, now freely available to municipalities worldwide.

Category of impact

  • Environmental impacts
  • Technological impacts
Date
2014

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