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Adaptation and Mitigation for Meeting the Climate Change through Urban Plans: Assessing Urban Development Plans of Tehran, Iran

Version 1 : Received: 20 May 2021 / Approved: 21 May 2021 / Online: 21 May 2021 (07:53:50 CEST)

How to cite: Feizi, F. Adaptation and Mitigation for Meeting the Climate Change through Urban Plans: Assessing Urban Development Plans of Tehran, Iran. Preprints 2021, 2021050500 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0500.v1). Feizi, F. Adaptation and Mitigation for Meeting the Climate Change through Urban Plans: Assessing Urban Development Plans of Tehran, Iran. Preprints 2021, 2021050500 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0500.v1).

Abstract

Climate change has emerged as one of the defining issues of the early 21st century. It is now more certain than ever and poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development. Climate change has many destructive effects on cities. Land subsidence, rising air pollutants, severe storms, dust and water scarcity are just some effects of this phenomenon in the urban area of ​​Tehran. Urban management must be prepared to deal with these effects and adopt policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. One of these tools in urban planning is urban development plans. The plans can have a great impact on controlling and counteracting with the effects of climate change. In this research, using content analysis method, 6 dimensions and 31 indicators have been used to evaluate 8 city and region development plans of Tehran from the view of reflecting the effects of climate change. Indicators were scored after studying the content of the plans. Findings indicate that among the reviewed plans, the second and third five-year development plans of Tehran with 61.9% and 61.3% as the highest rate and plan to reduce air pollution in Tehran and the transportation master plan with 20.6% and 23.2%, respectively have the least attention to the effects of climate change. Also, among the indicators, the urban transportation sector with 54.3% as the highest and the energy sector with 20.5% have the least attention to mitigation and adaptation policies.

Subject Areas

Urban Development Plans; Climate Change; Adaptation and Mitigation Policies; Tehran Metropolis

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