The lack of information at local level makes difficult the comparison of how different neighbourhoods are vulnerable and adapt to the impacts of severe weather events. This information allows local government to design measures that increase resilience in urban areas with high levels of environmental and social risks. The applied research project 'Asset Planning for Climate Change Adaptation" aimed to show how participatory processes at the community level can be linked to the strategic and operational planning of small infrastructure works and service provision in a city. It describes the conceptual and operational framework used and the stages through which residents of two poor neighbourhoods together with the municipality of Tegucigalpa and other local partners, identified, negotiated and agreed adaptation solutions to climate change. Finally, it shows examples of adaptation initiatives that were legal, technical and financially viable and socially acceptable: improvement of rain water harvesting and the building of contention walls with used tyres.
|Translated title of the contribution||Adaptation to climate change in cities with high levels of social and environmental risk: The case of two popular neighbourhoods in Tegucigalpa, Honduras|
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||Medio Ambiente y Urbanización|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2019|