Object structure

Title:

The process of the spatial development of large cities in Poland and its adaptation to climate change: opportunities and threats

Subtitle:

Europa XXI 29 (2015)

Creator:

Degórska, Bożena ; Degórski, Marek

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2015

Description:

29 cm

Subject and Keywords:

climate change ; adaptation ; urban area ; Poland

Abstract:

This article draws attention to key aspects of the dynamic relationship between urbanisation and climatic conditioning, with particular account taken of the ventilating and cooling of cities and the influence of ecological continuity and connectivity between urban and open areas. Such phenomena are discussed in the context of the quality of life enjoyed by inhabitants of urbanised areas. The role of green infrastructure in shaping urban space from the point of view of the easing or amelioration of negative thermal phenomena is discussed, as is the influence of climatic conditions on the functioning of cities’ water systems. Reference is also made to demographic change in cities, given the major influence this has on inhabitants’ vulnerability to the negative impacts of developing heat islands, most especially in periods of severe and/or prolonged heatwaves.

References:

1. Błażejczyk K., Kuchcik M., Milewski P., Dudek W., Kręcisz B., Szmyd J., Degórska B., Pałczyński C., 2014. Miejska wyspa ciepła w Warszawie, uwarunkowania klimatyczne i urbanistyczne. Warszawa: IGiPZ PAN, SEDNO Wydawnictwo Akademickie, 171 pp. ; 2. Degórska B., 2007. Key problems in the relation between the environment and spatial development in Poland. [in:] T. Marszał (ed.), European Spatial Research and Policy, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 54-89. ; 3. Degórska B., 2014, Sensibility and adaptation big cities to climate change in the context of rising air temperature. National Spatial Planning Committee, Biuletyn KPZK PAN 254, pp. 27-46. ; 4. EEA 2012. Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe, Challenges and opportunities for cities together with supportive national and European policies. EEA Report 2, 2012, European Environment Agency, 143 pp. ; 5. Fischer E. M., Schar C., 2010. Consistent geographical patterns of changes in high-impact European heatwaves. Nature Geoscience, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 398-403. ; - ; 6. Greiving S., 2011. Climate change and territorial effects on regions and local economies. ESPON Climate. ESPON & IRPUD, TU Dortmund, 55 pp. ; 7. IPCC 2007. Climate Change, Synthesis Report. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. 104 pp. ; 8. Kuchcik M., Degórski M., 2009. Heat and cold related mortality in the north-east of Poland as an example of the socio-economic effects of extreme hydrometeorological events in the Polish Lowland. Geographia Polonica, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 69-78. ; - ; 9. Raport Polska 2011. Gospodarka Społeczeństwo Regiony. Ministerstwo Rozwoju Regionalnego, Warszawa. http://www.mrr.gov.pl/rozwoj_regionalny/Ewaluacja_i_analizy/Raporty_o_rozwoju/Raporty_krajowe/Documents/Raport_Polska_2011.pdf za OECD Urban Policy Reviews, Poland 2011. OECD Publishing [11 September 2015]. ; 10. WMO, 2013. The global climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes. Summary Report, WMO-No. 1119, Geneva, 15 pp. ; 11. UN, 2007. World population growth will occur in urban areas of world. POP/757, New York: United Nations Report States, 198 pp.

Relation:

Europa XXI

Volume:

29

Start page:

95

End page:

109

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

File size 4,2 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

1429-7132 ; 10.7163/Eu21.2015.29.7

Source:

CBGiOŚ. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.6406, Cz.6407 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure