Urban climate resilience through hybrid infrastructure

Erik Andersson, Nancy B. Grimm, Joshua A. Lewis, Charles L. Redman, Stephan Barthel, Johan Colding, Thomas Elmqvist

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Abstract

Urban infrastructure will require transformative changes to adapt to changing disturbance patterns. We ask what new opportunities hybrid infrastructure—built environments coupled with landscape-scale biophysical structures and processes—offer for building different layers of resilience critical for dealing with increased variation in the frequency, magnitude and different phases of climate-related disturbances. With its more diverse components and different internal logics, hybrid infrastructure opens up alternative and additive ways of building resilience for and through critical infrastructure, by providing a wider range of functions and responses. Second, hybrid infrastructure points toward greater opportunities for ongoing (re)design at the landscape level, where structure and function can be constantly renegotiated and recombined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101158
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume55
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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