|CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience|
Programme - COMPETE - Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade
Execution dates - 2013-04-01 - 2015-12-31 (33 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT/MCTES
Funding for CESAM - 473.421 €
Total Funding - 473.421 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
King's College London, University of London
The main objective of CLICURB is to improve and consolidate the Atmospheric Quality research line of the Excellence Associated Laboratory CESAM, applying the scientific knowledge and expertise developed during the last years of research to bridge the gap between global climate change trends and urban development considering the inclusion of adaptation strategies on planning and decision making process. In detail it intends to assess the impact of future climate on urban areas, using as case study the Porto urban area.
The most relevant outcome of the project will be, then, the production of an urban atlas, both for the present and the mid-21st century, consisting of a series of layers (maps) for: urban climate, thermal comfort and human wellbeing, air pollutant emissions, air quality and resilient factors. Finally, the development of guidelines for adapting urban areas to climate change. CLICURB results are of great utility for other research areas and can be extended to further developments in the fields of water recourses management, agriculture, tourism, transportation safety, energy supply management, human health and others.