As climatic conditions are constantly changing and the frequency of extreme events increases, there is an urgency of planning, designing and retrofitting the built environment in order adapt it to present and future risks. Too frequently the built environment is a driver of vulnerability, rather than being a shelter for citizens. For this reason, mitigation and adaptation need to be pursued actively, putting built environment and human resilience at the center of a climate and future-proofing action.
The MULTICLIMACT project aims to develop a mainstreamed framework and a tool for supporting public stakeholders and citizens to assess the resilience of the built environment and its people at multiple scales (buildings, urban areas, territories) against locally relevant natural and climatic hazards and supply-chains, as well as to support them to enhance their preparedness and responsiveness across their life cycle. The mainstreamed approach will include a method specifically targeted for including several types of built environment assets, including human well-being, health, and quality of life as an essential scale of analysis and action. MULTICLIMACT will support resilienceenabling ACTions by implementing a toolkit of 18 reliable, easy-to-implement and cost-effective Design methods, Materials, and Digital Solutions, enabling users to easily estimate the impact of their implementation on the resilience of the targeted asset, integrating a multidisciplinary approach integrating socio-economic, life, engineering, and climate disciplines. The MULTICLIMACT approach is integrated with relevant international and European initiatives, building upon existing knowledge and instruments, and demonstrating the proposed approach in four case studies that represent various geographical location, natural and climatic hazards, social and economic systems and scales of analysis, ranging from single buildings (including cultural heritage) to the urban and territorial scales.
Budget: € 7 499 166.31
Leading Institution: RINA Consulting S.p.A.
Partnership: BRIGAID CONNECT
Team members: Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Dr. Konstantinos Dellis, Dr. Artemis Stratopoulou