Climate Change Urban Resilience Scenarios in South Phoenix

South Mountain Village, a neighborhood in the desert city of Phoenix, developed future community visions of sustainability and resilience to climate change and extreme weather events.

The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) brought together approximately 50 practitioners, administrators, decision makers, designers, and academics to jointly develop five visions for South Mountain Village in 2080. The co-produced visions included adaptive scenarios in response to climate extremes as well as transformative scenarios. Participants further identified goals, strategies, implementation timelines, maps, and narratives for the scenarios. Outputs of the project included design vignettes for the identified strategies, synthetic models of scenarios, and a qualitative resilience assessment.

Project facts

United States

Arizona, South Phoenix

2018

Submitted by:

Charlyn Green

14 december 2020 12:00:00

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Climate Change Urban Resilience Scenarios in South Phoenix

Resources

Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). (2019). Climate Change Urban Resilience Scenarios in South Phoenix: Workshop Report.

Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). (2019). Escenarios de Resiliencia Urbana al Cambio Climático en South Phoenix: Reporte de Taller.

Hamstead, Z., Iwaniec, D.M., McPhearson, T., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cook, E.M., & Muñoz-Erickson, T.A. (Eds.). (2021). Resilient Urban Futures. Springer-Nature, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63131-4

Project images

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Patricia Ronczy

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Chloe Leyba

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Parker LaFlam

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Suburban landscape
Croplands
Arid/semi-arid lands
Water bodies (lakes
rivers
wetlands)
Mountains
Remote/Non-human dominated areas
A large landscape or city scape (e.g. Sao Paulo <50 km on edge)