Evolving costal development paradigms for a changing climate: Vancouver, Valparaíso and planning for resilience

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TítuloEvolving costal development paradigms for a changing climate: Vancouver, Valparaíso and planning for resilience
Año2018
AutorBiko Tabor
CoautoresFelipe Igualt
Tipo de PublicaciónTesis de Magister
Carreras RelacionadasCiudad y Territorio

The changing climate will have drastic and long lasting impacts on out communities and the built environment in which we live. Coastal cities of the west coast of the Americas in particular will face serious challenges from the effects of climate change as a result of both sea level rise and the potencial increase in frequency and power of midlatitud cyclones. Valparaiso must navigate the test of developing a new paradigm for the evolution of its waterfront, while maintaining or reaffirming this crucial connection between city and sea. These challenges are global however, and our connected world means that cities need not face these tasks alone. opportunities exist for cities to reach out and learn from the experiences of others that are facing similar threats. The City of vancouver has spent decades attempting to adapt their city to the changing climate, and now face the challenge of an encroaching ocean. By comparing the contexts and expirences of each city in through the paradigm of resilience thinking, we found that while Vancouver's experiences may not fully translate to the setting of Valparaiso, there are several steps Valparaiso can take immediately and for the future that will build resilience into their coastal border. By focusing on paradigm of adaptation rather than exploitation cities worldwide can adapt their waterfronts to be resilient in the face of an unpredictable environment.