GEOLINKS International Conference 2021, Book 1
AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
OPTIONS FOR ASSESSING THE SUITABILITY OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACUPUNCTURE
Assoc. Prof. Barbara Vojvodíková, Ph.D. , Assoc. Prof. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D., Ing. Adéla Brázdová, Mgr. Radim Fojtík, Ing. Mgr. Iva Tichá, Ph.D
To increase their resilience to climate change, cities are looking to apply elements of urban environmental acupuncture. The essence of such measures is many smaller sites that is functioning as mitigation measures. Many of these small places then create a large overall effect. The advantage of these small-scale measures is that they can be in densely populated areas The assessment tool described in this paper is designed for city representatives and is an aid to assess the suitability of applying a particular measure based on the parameters described. The evaluation itself then helps to decide whether the solution is suitable for a particular site or whether any of the parameters need to be adjusted to make it suitable, or whether it would be appropriate to change the proposed solution. The intention of the evaluation is not to assess the technical solution but relies primarily on the location, long-term (especially financial) sustainability and acceptance by the citizens of the city. The paper presents an example of the application of the evaluation to four sites in city Liptovský Mikuláš, describing the results and identifying parameters that can be improved to ensure the urban environmental acupuncture is accepted by citizens and thus future-proofed.
urban greenery, urban environmental acupuncture, sustainable city, urban climate resilience, adaptation strategy