RESIN Resources

 

RESIN City Assessment Reports 

These reports provide an assessment of each project city relevant to the city's adaptation strategy development.

 

RESIN City Assessment Report (1) 

Bilbao 

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RESIN City Assessment Report (2) 

Bratislava 

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RESIN City Assessment Report (3) 

Greater Manchester 

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RESIN City Assessment Report (4) 

Paris  

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Date

29/02/2016

Deliverable 

D4.1

 

Authors

Alice Reil | ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Matt Ellis | Association of Greater Manchester Authorities

Jeremy Carter and Angela Connelly | University of Manchester

Maria Kozova and Eva Pauditsova | Comenius University in Bratislava

Zuzana Hudekova | City Office of Bratislava, Slovakia

 

Co-Authors

Estibaliz Sanz Gogeaskoetxea, Susana Ruiz and Nerea Tirado | City of Bilbao

Marta Olazabal | Basque Centre of Climate Change – BC3

Maddalen Mendizabal and Gemma Garcia | Tecnalia

Marie Bocquentin, Hypatia Nassopoulos, Jean-Marie Cariolet, Marc Vuillet, Morgane Colombert, Youssef Diab, Eric Defretin, Yann Françoise and Marie Gantois | EIVP

Sébastien Maire | General Secretariat of the City of Paris

 

Reviewers

Eric Luiijf and Martijn Neef | TNO

Alice Reil and Clara Grimes | ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Estibaliz Sanz Gogeaskoetxea and Susana Ruiz | City of Bilbao

Marta Olazabal | Basque Centre of Climate Change – BC3

Maddalen Mendizabal and Gemma Garcia | Tecnalia

Matt Ellis | Association of Greater Manchester Authorities

Jeremy Carter and Angela Connelly | University of Manchester

Maria Kozova and Eva Pauditsova | Comenius University in Bratislava

Zuzana Hudekova | City Office of Bratislava, Slovakia

Hypatia Nassopoulos | EIVP

 

AIM OF THE REPORT

This report, which gathers the cities assessment reports of all four RESIN cities of Bilbao, Bratislava, Greater Manchester and Paris, will allow the RESIN cities and project partners to gain an overview over which adaptation and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) strategies, plans and measures are already in place or planned. It will also enable a better understanding of the options and decision-support tools and products that may best be suited for each of the specific local contexts of these four European cities and thus tested in the course of the project. It will also enable the local governments, the stakeholders in the cities as well as the RESIN partners to better understand each city’s needs in the adaptation and critical infrastructure protection process.

In this report, both general and detailed features of each of these RESIN cities are presented to showcase the contexts in which local governments can and do act in light of current and future climate change impacts. Readers gain insights into the demographic development of the cities, their economic state, housing situation and critical infrastructure characteristics (e.g., water supply, waste disposal, electricity). The information that is currently available – and necessary to understand and deal with the risks that cities may be facing – is also listed. Being aware of this, readers are introduced to each of the cities’ plans and targets, which they have developed to adapt to climate change and protect their critical infrastructures. The role of different stakeholders is also explicated to show which are currently involved and can push these issues forward. Each city’s political commitment, their legal and financial framework, as well as their planning activities are explained in detail thereafter. Readers are then presented with the actual measures each city as well as other stakeholders are already implementing. To conclude, cities’ challenges, opportunities and achievements when it comes to adapting to climate change and protecting their critical infrastructures are highlighted. Each city’s needs to keep on adapting to climate change and safeguarding their critical infrastructures are summarised at the end.

Readers thus gain a comprehensive understanding where each city started, what they are currently doing and where they are planning to head towards in future in terms of adapting to climate change and protecting their critical infrastructure.