Blue-green infrastructure for addressing urban resilience and sustainability in the warming world

Shalini Dhyani, Sunidhi Singh, Mrittika Basu, Rajarshi Dasgupta, Harini Santhanam

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Urban blue-green infrastructure (UBGI) has been recognized as vital component of urban environment management, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptations. There has been growing consensus and advancement in the conceptualization, research, implementation, and mainstreaming of UBGI in urban policy planning to enhance urban resilience to increasing disaster risks and climate change. Despite the growing interest in UBGI, most of the global research on UBGI has been carried out in the Global North, while uncertainty linked with the performance of UBGI in the Global South has resulted in lack of confidence, and public acceptance has limited its adoption and implementation in many developing Asian countries. This edited book volume investigates the issues, gaps, opportunities, and advances related to UBGI from the diverse perspectives of researchers and experiences of professionals from various science and policy disciplines to enhance and enrich the existing knowledge on effective mainstreaming of UBGI across Asia. Case studies highlighting UBGI successes, gaps, opportunities, and threats from different Asian countries are presented in this volume. However, all the cases discussed in the book stress on identifying and managing biophysical and sociopolitical threats for enhancing and ensuring the mainstreaming of UBGI as practical and scientifically sound sustainable solutions that involve multi-stakeholder groups. The volume especially highlights the potential of UBGI in providing ecosystem services for addressing emerging urban environmental risks, enhancing climate change adaptation, and urban disaster risk reduction. The thematic and cross-cutting chapters bring in scientific evidence-based innovations to enhance the prospects of UBGI (environmental, economic, and social benefits).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlue-Green Infrastructure Across Asian Countries
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Urban Resilience and Sustainability
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789811671289
ISBN (Print)9789811671272
Publication statusPublished - 24-03-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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