Construyendo una gobernanza urbana resiliente al clima en ciudades intermedias


  • MD MARUF HOSSAIN Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • José-Miguel Fernández-Güell Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)



This article investigates the impact of climate change on the functional systems of intermediate cities in Bangladesh. The aim is to mitigate the immediate challenges posed by the global climate change for small and middle sized cities as future populated urban centers in developing countries. The objective of this study is to formulate a comprehensive framework for climate change resilient urban governance. The conceptual framework of this research adopted the modified structure of S Tyler and M Moench (2012) CRF model incorporating three major components, urban functional system, local urban governance and climate resilience. Five case study cities in Bangladesh have been conceptualized as functional system to identify the change factors. The vulnerability assessment of climate change is to provide the city’s exposure of future climate risks on city’s functional system. The research initiates a resilience building process based on Mehta’s good governance (1998) through a shared learning dialogue (SLD) involving stakeholders.

Key words: Urban functional system, Local urban governance, Climate resilience, Intermediate city

Biografía del autor/a

MD MARUF HOSSAIN, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

PHD Student,

Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM)

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

Avenida Juan de Herrera 4 - 28040 Madrid - Spain

José-Miguel Fernández-Güell, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Professor and Director of the Department of Urban Development and Spatial Planning

Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM)

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

Avenida Juan de Herrera 4 - 28040 Madrid - Spain


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