Co-benefits approach: Opportunities for implementing sponge city and urban heat island mitigation

@article{He2019CobenefitsAO,
  title={Co-benefits approach: Opportunities for implementing sponge city and urban heat island mitigation},
  author={Bao-jie He and Jin Zhu and Dongxue Zhao and Zhonghua Gou and Jinda Qi and Junsong Wang},
  journal={Land Use Policy},
  year={2019}
}
Climate change and its impacts cannot be addressed once for all due to internal complexity. Some implemented strategies may only be capable of dealing with a cluster of problems while leaving many others untouched. The co-benefits approach, however, opens up a ‘window of opportunity’ via achieving multi-goals simultaneously. Based on this, this paper aims to unpack the interrelationship between the struggling urban heat island (UHI) issue and the already ongoing sponge city (SPC) projects in… 
Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review.
  • Ayyoob Sharifi
  • Medicine, Business
    The Science of the total environment
  • 2020
TLDR
It was found that appropriate levels of density, promotion of public transportation, and urban greenery are measures that are more likely to provide synergistic benefits if combined with other adaptation and/or mitigation measures.
Co-Benefits Analysis of Buildings Based on Different Renewal Strategies: The Emergy-Lca Approach
TLDR
The results reveal that substantial environmental benefits can be obtained in both the refurbishment and rebuilding strategies, and demonstrate the better performance of refurbishment considering that less resources are required to generate greater benefits.
Addressing Challenges of Urban Water Management in Chinese Sponge Cities via Nature-Based Solutions
Urban flooding has become a serious issue in most Chinese cities due to rapid urbanization and extreme weather, as evidenced by severe events in Beijing (2012), Ningbo (2013), Guangzhou (2015), Wuhan
Trade-offs and conflicts between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review
Abstract Many cities around the world are increasingly developing plans and policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. These plans and policies are often focused on either mitigation
How the Sponge City becomes a supplementary water supply infrastructure
Abstract While in today’s Sponge Cities flood control works effectively, the sponge-based rainwater harvesting is associated with substantial challenges. In addition to water management, the
Urban Heat Island Studies with emphasis on urban pavements: A review
Abstract Increase in urban population across the globe has resulted in drastic rise in anthropogenic activities and urban surface modifications. These contribute to the hike of urban temperature
Engaging professionals in urban stormwater management: the case of China’s Sponge City
ABSTRACT The initiative of Sponge City has been launched in China to manage stormwater in cities. This study aims to understand the motivation of professionals in advocating for sponge cities and
Towards green roof implementation: Drivers, motivations, barriers and recommendations
Abstract The environmental challenges in cities urge people to explore feasible strategies for resilient, sustainable, healthy and livable built environments, of which designing and building green
How urbanisation alters the intensity of the urban heat island in a tropical African city
TLDR
This study investigates urbanisation patterns and alterations in surface UHI (SUHI) intensity for the Kampala urban cluster, Uganda, and postulates that urban development may not necessarily create an undesirable impact on local climate if it is properly managed.
Transformative low-carbon urban innovations: Operationalizing transformative capacity for urban planning
TLDR
A systematic scoping review of the academic literature was conducted to determine the characteristics of people-based and nature-based low-carbon innovations that constitutes their transformative capacity.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 54 REFERENCES
Promoting and implementing urban sustainability in China: An integration of sustainable initiatives at different urban scales
Abstract Many uncontrollable risks and uncertainties emerge during transitions pathways. Previous studies have examined the “formula” of successful sustainable initiatives (SIs), while there have
Evaluation of green infrastructure effects on tropical Sri Lankan urban context as an urban heat island adaptation strategy
Abstract Incorporation of strategic green infrastructure into urban settings has a potential to mitigate climate change, urban heat island (UHI) effect, flood risk and subsequent increase in quality
Urban pluvial flooding and stormwater management: A contemporary review of China’s challenges and “sponge cities” strategy
Abstract In recent years, urban pluvial flooding caused by extreme rainfall has increasingly occurred across China. This paper reviews the challenges faced by China in addressing urban pluvial
Sponge City Construction in China: A Survey of the Challenges and Opportunities
Rapid urbanization in China has caused severe water and environmental problems in recent years. To resolve the issues, the Chinese government launched a sponge city construction program in 2015.
Economic evaluation of green-roof environmental benefits in the context of climate change: The case of Hong Kong
a b s t r a c t Green roof offers multiple environmental benefits to urban ecosystems. Some of these benefits can aid cities in addressing global and local climate-change challenges. Many studies
Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation
TLDR
The article first clarifies the confusion in the literature about related terms and makes a proposal for a more consistent terminological framework, then emphasizes the importance of working in a multiple-objective–multiple-impact framework.
Ocean Solutions to Address Climate Change and Its Effects on Marine Ecosystems
The Paris Agreement target of limiting global surface warming to 1.5–2∘C compared to pre-industrial levels by 2100 will still heavily impact the ocean. While ambitious mitigation and adaptation are
China’s sponge city construction: A discussion on technical approaches
Since 2014, China has been implementing the Sponge City Construction initiative, which represents an enormous and unprecedented effort by any government in the world for achieving urban
The Co-Benefits of Responding to Climate Change : STATUS in ASIA
Special appreciation is also extended to the implementing agency of this project, the Manila Observatory under Rev. current Executive Director, and to the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities
Planning for cooler cities: A framework to prioritise green infrastructure to mitigate high temperatures in urban landscapes
a b s t r a c t Warming associated with urban development will be exacerbated in future years by temperature increases due to climate change. The strategic implementation of urban green
...
1
2
3
4
5
...