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Title: Climate resilience in informal settlements: the role of natural infrastructure
Authors: Rauf, Hanna A.
Wolff, Erich
Hamel, Perrine
Keywords: Social sciences::Geography::Environmental sciences
Social sciences::Geography::Human ecology
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer Nature
Source: Rauf, H. A., Wolff, E. & Hamel, P. (2021). Climate resilience in informal settlements: the role of natural infrastructure. R. Brears (Eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures Springer Nature.
Project: NRF-NRFF12-2020-0009 
Journal: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures 
Abstract: A large share of urban development in the Global South consists of informal settlements. In addition to multiple everyday risks, informal dwellers face climate-related risks such as flooding and heat waves. Solutions relying on natural infrastructure – greenspace, trees, bioretention systems – increase climate resilience in informal settlements as part of upgrading projects codeveloped with local communities. In addition to addressing hydroclimatic risks, nature-based solutions provide multiple co-benefits such as supporting biodiversity, improving water quality, and increasing quality of life through aesthetic and social benefits. Case studies in Colombia, Fiji, and Indonesia exemplify how natural infrastructure can be implemented in practice, while also highlighting challenges due to data collection and sometimes resettlement of local communities. They pave the way to mainstreaming natural infrastructure considerations in upgrading projects that improve climate resilience in informal settlements.
ISBN: 978-3-030-51812-7
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51812-7_39-1
Schools: Asian School of the Environment 
Research Centres: Earth Observatory of Singapore 
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. All rights reserved. This book chapter is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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