Publicación: MC2020 Masters Conference, People and Buildings.
Abstract: Extreme weather catastrophes have been rising in the past years, as well as the global population that lives in cities. Therefore, we must prepare for the future through systems that help us measure the level of preparedness our infrastructures have to withstand threats related to climate change. A methodology was implemented to design a climate change adaptation evaluation framework for residential infrastructure, which consists of a versatile and straightforward Excel-based tool. The tool shows promising indicators of being a useful instrument to understand climate change-related threats that may affect a dwelling according to location, typology and, inputs such as construction, context and other factors. Areas for improvement are mainly related to input data and its preciseness, the correct interpretation of input selection and the representation of risk in percentage form, which could be questionable.
Patrick Spencer Grove