Urban Adaptation to Climate Change Plans and Policies – the Conceptual Framework of a Methodological Approach
Jan Kazak 1  
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Szymon Szewrański 1  
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Joost van Hoof 1, 3  
 
 
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Department of Spatial Economy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Grunwaldzka St. 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Grunwaldzka St. 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland
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The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Social Work and Education, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN The Hague, The Netherlands
Publish date: 2018-03-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2018; 19(2):50–62
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The adaptation of urbanised areas to climate change is currently one of the key challenges in the domain of urban policy. The diversity of environmental determinants requires the formulation of individual plans dedicated to the most significant local issues. This article serves as a methodic proposition for the stage of retrieving data (with the PESTEL and the Delphic method), systemic diagnosis (evaluation of risk and susceptibility), prognosis (goal trees, goal intensity map) and the formulation of urban adaptation plans. The suggested solution complies with Polish guidelines for establishing adaptation plans. The proposed methodological approach guarantees the participation of various groups of stakeholders in the process of working on urban adaptation plans, which is in accordance with the current tendencies to strengthen the role of public participation in spatial management.
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Jan Kazak   
Department of Spatial Economy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Grunwaldzka Str. 55, 50-357 Wrocław, Poland