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Newton Fund: Adaptive Urban Transformation (AUT) - Territorial governance, spatial strategy and urban landscape dynamics in the Pearl River Delta

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Project Data Last Updated: 27/08/2020

IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-13-FUND--Newton-EP_R024979_1

Description

This project concerns planning and management for more resilient urban deltas, and in particular, adaptation of the dynamics of urban deltas to address increasing flood risk. The project evaluates innovative territorial governance as an approach to create spatial strategies that may unlock the adaptation options, especially by integrating urban planning and water management, and engaging with stakeholders. The overall aim of the research is to develop an integrative and multiscale design and planning approach for adaptive urban transformation in fast urbanizing deltas. It uses the Pearl River Delta as a case study. The project will combine work in the China, the Netherlands and the UK: (1) to develop a portfolio of integrated adaptation measures based on an assessment of ecological capacity and life cycles of buildings, urban districts and regions; (2) identify potential in territorial governance structures for more integrated approaches and adaptation measures; and (3), develop and test innovative 3D visualisation techniques that facilitate participatory, multi-stakeholder planning approaches. For the first time, established and regular urban transformation processes will be used as opportunities to adapt systems in urbanized deltas at relatively low costs. Furthermore, the research will identify institutional, cultural and financial innovations that are needed in territorial governance to steer the development of urban and rural areas towards more resilient futures. This research provides a unique approach that integrates research in urban landscape systems, territorial governance and visualisation techniques that will help to achieve more integrated and resilient deltas.

Objectives

The overall aim of this research is to develop an integrative and multiscale design and planning approach for adaptive urban transformation in fast urbanizing delta landscapes using the PRD as a case study. To achieve this, the research seeks to better understand the relations between urban landscape dynamics and territorial governance by: (1) developing a portfolio of integrated adaptation measures based on an assessment of ecological capacity and life cycles of buildings, and transformation of urban districts and regions; (2) identifying potential in territorial governance structures, policies and regulations for more integrated approaches and adaptation measures; and (3), developing and testing innovative visualisation techniques that facilitate participatory, multi-stakeholder planning approaches.

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