Heat waves and extreme precipitation are causing cities all over the world to suffer. Builders and architects therefore must include green areas for new projects. In Vienna, a research team is going one step further. They are outlining the city’s climate up to the year 2100. It could become a model for other cities.
Plinius is an italien based institute that researches on natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or floods. Being located in the City of Naples between three major volcanoes it is essential for the responsible scientist, Giulio Zuccaro, to make cities in Europe safer towards natural hazards.
Sweden suffers increasingly from climate change related hazards like floods and heavy rain. Many of these challenges could be tackled through the implementation of the “Green Area Factor”. GAF supports urban planners in taking possible hazards into account. It will change the way they work today.
Not only emerging countries like Brazil have to deal with the consequences of climate change like flooding and droughts but also highly developed industrial welfare states. Sweden needs to cope with the prognosis of effects of climate change. Smaller cities like Jönköping have been increasingly hit by flooding.