Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Data and knowledge matters: Urban adaptation planning in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Full text
Torres, Pedro Henrique Campello [1] ; Jacobi, Pedro Roberto [1] ; Momm, Sandra [2] ; Leonel, Ana Lia [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ ABC UFABC, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: URBAN CLIMATE; v. 36, MAR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Adapting to climate change is a theme that has become part of international agendas, and cities are increasingly seen as the locus of fundamental action. Part of the difficulty in achieving effectiveness in urban adaptation planning is due to a lack of resources, staff, data, and knowledge, especially in the Global South. This study aims to strengthen decision-makers' capacity in local governments by identifying which data and knowledge gaps limit the implementation of plans and actions regarding adaptation in Brazil, with a focus on Sao Paulo. The article is based on environmental governance theory, the social learning process, and planning culture approaches, with the purpose of analyzing the results of an online questionnaire that was administered to government decision-makers/practitioners who are involved in climate change adaptation in Sao Paulo. In conclusion, a change in the status quo is necessary, based on planning to avoid climate change as well as on the governance process with respect to social learning and justice. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/06685-9 - New means of scientific cooperation for innovation in the Socio-environmental Governance of the Macrometropole Paulista
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Campello Torres
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 15/03804-9 - Environmental governance of macrometropolis paulista in face of climate variability
Grantee:Pedro Roberto Jacobi
Support Opportunities: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/06536-6 - Knowledge and capacity building in the field of planning and governance for metropolitan regions in a context of socioenvironmental challenges and climate change
Grantee:Klaus Frey
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/02464-8 - Spatialization and data collection at the Macrometropole paulista level and case studies
Grantee:Ana Lia Costa Monteiro Leonel
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Technical Training Program - Technical Training
FAPESP's process: 19/18462-7 - Trajectory and praxis of environmental planning in the paulista macrometropolis and climate change: a case study on the environmental zoning instrument
Grantee:Ana Lia Costa Monteiro Leonel
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/12245-1 - Planning in conditions of rapid socio-environmental change: a theoretical-methodological framework for comparative analysis
Grantee:Sandra Irene Momm Schult
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research