Climate Change Urban Resilience Scenarios in Hermosillo
The desert city of Hermosillo in northwestern Mexico co-created adaptive scenarios to extreme events and transforming scenarios for futures with radical changes in the city’s infrastructure.
The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) co-developed six scenarios representing visions of a safe, sustainable, and equitable Hermosillo capable of handling the climate extremes of a desert city in 2080. Over 60 policy-makers, civic and community leaders, and academics gathered to identify common goals for the future, as well as the strategies and objectives necessary to implement the changes envisioned. Synthetic outputs included future land use modeling, renderings, narratives, and qualitative resilience assessment. The models were presented in a second workshop for participants to refine strategies and facilitate new ideas for promoting sustainability and resilience in Hermosillo.
Hermosillo urban development plan was updated to incorporate heat and flooding vulnerability maps developed by the UREx team. The municipal planning agency updated the flooding and heat waves vulnerability analysis using findings and continued generating heat prevention campaigns which included additional shelters and assessments of the urban transit system users.
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The scenarios look out to:
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). (2019). Climate Change Urban Resilience Scenarios in Hermosillo: Workshop Report.
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). (2019). Informe Taller 1: Escenarios de Resiliencia Urbana al Cambio Climático en Hermosillo, México.
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