Bottom-up Plan Protects Against Rain, Drought, and Heat


"Un­der the Bo­logna Local Urban En­vir­on­ment Ad­apt­a­tion Plan for a Re­si­li­ent City (BLUE AP) pro­ject, the north­ern Italian city util­ized an act­ive, bot­tom- up par­ti­cip­at­ory pro­cess to cre­ate a local cli­mate pro­file, which ana­lyzes the mu­ni­cip­al­ity’s cli­mate vul­ner­ab­il­it­ies, a risk as­sess­ment map­ping, and, ul­ti­mately, an ad­apt­a­tion plan for the next dec­ade. Goals of the plan, many of which are un­der­way through pi­lot pro­grams, in­clude the cre­ation of more than 28,000 m2 and 15,000 m2 of semi-per­meable and per­meable sur­faces throughout Bo­logna and cul­tiv­at­ing 30 hec­tares of ve­get­able gar­dens around the city by 2025.

Sixty meet­ings with at least 500 par­ti­cipants were held dur­ing the pro­ject in or­der to en­gage cit­izens and bring them into the de­cision-mak­ing pro­cess."

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