The Urban Resilience research group focuses on urban resilient transition, addressing both causes and effects of climate change in cities, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as climatic, environmental and man-made disaster risk reduction. The objective of this research is to inform policymaking at the international and national level, as well as support science-based urban planning and design for local action, both in the global north and south. The research group actively contribute to the joint implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Action Framework for Risk Reduction.
The specific areas of competence include:
- Urban Resilience: theory and practice, operationalisation, monitoring and evaluation
- Urban Climate adaptation:risk reduction, loss and damages, cost of non-action, maladaptation
- Urban Climate Mitigation:carbon budgets, generation of co-benefits, low-carbon transition
- Multi-level governance: vertical and horizontal integration of national policies and local actions
- Process design:co-design and co-creation, stakeholders’ participation, evaluation and monitoring
- Circular urban metabolism: circular economy, design for system transition, waste, water and air quality