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Climate change adaptation in Europe and the United States: A comparative approach to urban green spaces in Bilbao and New York City


Abstract: Climate change adaptation policies in the United States and Europe have common aims but a different initial focus. While in the United States the principal factor when establishing adaptation plans and programs is based on risk control, the criterion in most European countries is directly linked to strategies of urban regeneration and sustainability. In both cases, cities are taking up the initiative to define adaptation strategies without waiting for state legislative acts. This article focuses on analysis of the ability of Urban Green Spaces to promote adaptation to climate change for both risk control and as an urban regeneration resource. With the analysis of two urban regeneration cases studied in zones affected by climate change, Red Hook in New York and Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao, the adaptation policies in the United States and Europe are studied. These cases allow a focus on how cities? capacities to establish initiatives for specific adaptation measures include Urban Green Spaces. Final conclusions reveal that, according to the extreme events expected, location and composition of Urban Green Spaces is key in the adaptive strategy of cities facing climate change.

 Fuente: Land use policy Volume 79, December 2018, Pages 164-173

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/12/2018

Nº de páginas: 10

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.08.010

ISSN: 0264-8377,1873-5754

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.08.010