Nature-based solutions for urban climate regulation and air quality

Tam Meng Man, Sofia Pereira, Cristina Calheiros*

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The increase of population in cities associated with climate change
impacts can create innumerable environmental, economic, and social problems,
around the world. Urban areas have become more impermeable, with an
increase fragmentation of habitats, ecosystem degradation, intensification of the
heat island effect, water, air, and land pollution and consequently leading to
deterioration of human wellbeing and disconnection to nature. The strategy for
changing territories dynamics involves the use of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)
to promote multifunctional areas, operating at different scales and relying on
nature to generate environmental (e.g., biodiversity conservation or adaptation
to climate change), economic (e.g., job creation and property valuation) and
social (e.g., water drainage) advantages. The aim of the present study is to identify and characterize the main NBS that are being applied to mitigate two problems that many of Asian cities, including Macau, face: poor air quality and heat urban effect. The intention is to gather quantitative data to support a proposal towards a more sustainable city. The methodology will proceed with a state-of-the-art assessment followed by a systematic review focused on selected NBS. Statical analysis will be carried out for data assessment.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoBook of abstracts
Subtítulo da publicação do anfitriãoBlue Think Conference 2022: share science, spread knowledge
Local da publicaçãoPorto
EditoraUniversidade do Porto
Número de páginas1
ISBN (eletrónico)9789895496563
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 27 set. 2022
EventoBlue Thinking Conference 2022 - Matosinhos
Duração: 27 set. 202227 set. 2022


ConferênciaBlue Thinking Conference 2022

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