Green Infrastructure Planning as a Climate Change and Risk Adaptation Tool in Coastal Urban Areas

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Abstract

Monteiro, R. and Ferreira, J.C., 2020. Green infrastructure planning as a climate change and risk adaptation tool in coastal urban areas. In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 889-893. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. The green infrastructure of Setúbal is an environmental and land management planning tool that recognizes the territorial ecological systems and guides in a sustainable way the occupation and transformation of the territory, and it was developed based on three main elements - georeferenced-based information, a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the territory, and technical meetings. The green infrastructure of Setúbal covers about 90% of the municipality - including urban areas -, 30% more than the land covered by other protected areas restrictions owned by the municipality - Arrábida Natural Park, Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary and Natura 2000 Network. As a climate change adaptation tool, this instrument promotes the development of measures that encourages citizens to adopt actions that contribute to the municipality's resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-893
Number of pages5
JournalJournal Of Coastal Research
Volume95
Issue numbersp1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Climate change adaptation
  • coastal ecosystem services
  • green infrastructure planning
  • nature-based solutions

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