Climate change and urban planning

Irmeli Wahlgren

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The aim of the study is to promote adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in urban planning and, thereby, to reduce damages caused by floods and storms as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The research was based on ongoing planning processes in six study locations in Finland. The study analyses plans at different levels: regional, master and detailed plans. Plans were considered on the basis of local climate conditions and of the microclimate they will form. Mitigation of climate change was considered by assessing greenhouse gas emissions from realizing the plans. The bases for analyses are estimations about essential impacts of climate change in the case localities. Results of the project are recommendations of practical procedures and means for taking climate change into account in urban planning and impact assessment. Control of and adaptation to climate change should be an established practice in urban planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIB World Congress 2010 - Building a Better World  
Subtitle of host publicationFull Paper Proceedings, Programme & Book of Abstracts
EditorsPeter Barrett, 
Dilanthi Amaratunga, Richard Haigh, Kaushal
 Keraminiyage, Chaminda Pathirage
PublisherInternational Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation CIB
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-905732-91-3, 978-1-905732-90-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventCIB World Congress 2010: Building a better world - The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 201013 May 2010


ConferenceCIB World Congress 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford Quays


  • climate change
  • mitigation of climate change
  • adaptation to climate change
  • urban planning
  • greenhouse gas emissions


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