Climate vulnerability, impact scenarios and adaptation strategies for resilient cities

Valeria D'Ambrosio


This paper deals with the results of the Research Project “METROPOLIS – Integrated and sustainable methods and technologies for resilience and safety in urban systems”, funded under PONREC 2007-2013. Among all the results of the work, the paper is focused on the development of a model to measure climate vulnerability in urban areas. The application of the model provides the assessment of impacts and the subsequent planning of corrective actions to increase building and urban resilience by means of technological retrofitting. The testing of the model for heat waves and pluvial flooding has been implemented in the urban system of Naples City which has been divided into the physical subsystem and the population subsystem.


climate risk; climate adaptive design; environmental design; climate vulnerability; urban resilience

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