Special Issue "The Role of Urban Vegetation Management and Planning in Climate Change Adaptation Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2021) | Viewed by 9553
Interests: urban planning; green space; urban vegetation; ENVI-met; thermal comfort; urban microclimate
Interests: urban heat islands; thermal comfort in the outdoors; climate change and microclimate; sustainable cities; carbon management in the built environment
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Contemporary global climate change, which threatens the functioning and the equilibrium of ecosystems, societies and economies, makes it imperative to establish adaptation strategies in order to lessen the negative impacts on natural and human systems. As widely confirmed in the scientific literature, urban vegetation provides several ecosystem services improving human health and well-being in the cities. In particular, it acts as a climate regulator through evapotranspiration leading to a reduction of the air temperature and consequently of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomen and contributes to the reduction of pollutants through the deposition and absorption. However, the planning and management of urban vegetation cannot ignore that climate change is exposing plants to a range of biotic and abiotic stresses that affects all stages of development and their ecological role.
The aim of this Special Issue is to contribute to (i) an improved understanding of urban vegetation sensitivity and responses to climate change in order to (ii) develop planning and management strategies aimed at improving its positive effects and thus urban resilience.
In this perspective, the main interesting topics of this issue include (not an exhaustive list):
- Urban vegetation (phenological and physiological) responses to climate change;
- The effects of air temperature, air pollution and extreme weather events on urban vegetation and how this influences management and planning choices;
- Climate change adaptation strategies through vegetation assessed through a modelling approach and in situ observations;
- Smart informatics tools to guide urban vegetation planning and management.
Dr. Elisa Gatto
Prof. Dr. Rohinton Emmanuel
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- urban vegetation
- climate change
- air quality
- atmospheric modelling
- urban planning
- ecosystem services
- plant responses