Exploring urban futures for climate resilient cities

Uncertainties arising from the climate crisis and socioeconomic challenges are a key issue for urban planners in terms of future sustainability and wellbeing.  Climate change adaptation planning and practice have gained more attention in the past decade, and many cities around the world, including the cities in the Czech Republic, have adopted climate change adaptation... Continue Reading →

Zranitelnost českých měst vůči teplotním extrémům

V letech 2018–2022 Ústav výzkumu globální změny AV ČR ve spolupráci s Ústavem informatiky AV ČR realizoval projekt „Adaptační výzvy měst: podpora udržitelného plánování s využitím integrované analýzy zranitelnosti“, který byl podpořen Technologickou agenturou ČR (TAČR) v rámci programu ÉTA. Cílem projektu bylo na příkladu Prahy, Brna a Ostravy vyvinout jednotnou metodiku pro hodnocení budoucí zranitelnosti měst vůči teplotním... Continue Reading →

Using Google Street View photographs to assess outdoor thermal discomfort and heat perception due to heatwaves in the urban environment

We have just published a preprint of a new study together with colleagues from the Department of remote sensing. The preprint reports the results of three studies conducted on residents of Czech cities of Brno and České Budějovice (N = 1,877) in which we explored heat perception in cities during summer heatwaves. Using street view... Continue Reading →

The Department Highlights of 2021

Would you like to read our highlights of 2021? We have prepared a little newsletter to show you what we have done over the last year. We wish you a wonderful winter holiday, and look forward to seeing you again in 2022. highlights2021_finalDownload

LIFE LOCAL ADAPT project comes to an end.

Project LIFE LOCAL ADAPT aims to integrate climate change adaptation into the work of urban authorities on a local level. Six partners from four countries (figure 1) came together in 2016 to start a five-year project that addressed: Improvement of data and information base on climate change impactsEnhancing the knowledge of municipalities on climate change... Continue Reading →

O městech, klimatické změně a scénářích budoucího vývoje

Eskalující klimatická změna se více či méně hmatatelně dotýká všech aspektů našeho života a její dopady můžeme pociťovat bez ohledu na to, kde žijeme. To jen v závislosti na místních podmínkách se liší charakter a síla těchto vlivů. Zároveň žijeme v takzvaném sociálně-ekologickém systému, ve kterém je člověk a příroda kompletně provázán – lidská činnost má přímý... Continue Reading →

Public support for urban climate adaptation policy through nature-based solutions

The impacts of climate change on urban life require response in terms of adaptation planning. We investigated perceptions of and economic preferences for urban climate adaptation through nature-based solutions (NBS) in Prague and found that: (i) increased use of NBS is likely to generate significant economic public value; (ii) people perceive the species diversity of the NBS measures positively; (iii) NBS implemented in...

What are the conservation-development conflicts when it comes to wolves (Canis lupus) in the Czech countryside?

When it comes to large carnivores in Europe, what are the main issues described by farmers, foresters and herd keepers, and what are the just measures to give both parties (animals and humans) their needed living space?  The return of large carnivores to Europe as a means of rewilding nature is gradually becoming one of the burning issues for a variety of... Continue Reading →

Making re-naturalisation of cities a common practice

Cities provide a locus for sustainability. We live on an increasingly urban planet. Roughly three-quarters of Europe’s population lives in cities today, including the Czech republic. Scientists predict that this will be the case for the rest of the world by the second half of this century. People are moving into cities and thus cities... Continue Reading →

Getting a grasp on urban challenges and futures in face of the climate crisis: The collaborative scenario-based techniques.

Climate crisis is happening here and now… and we must act! But do we know the whats, wheres, whens, and hows? We are witnessing an escalating climate crisis worldwide. Urban areas, accommodating a large portion of the world’s population, experience growing concerns from climate-related impacts in relatively compact space. Increasing risks of heatwaves due to... Continue Reading →

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