RAMSES city module - city navigator

View results of the RAMSES project for over 600 European cities. navigate cities via: | interactive map | alphabetical list |        | about this project

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Through this platform the RAMSES project results are made publicly available for scientists in different fields and different levels of expertise as well as for interested laymen who want to know more about advancement in city science. The platform is regularly updated to include new findings.

On the map below you can see all the cities RAMSES has been studying since the start of the project in autumn 2012. When clicking on a city, a list of the available data is displayed, as well as a link to the more detailed "city page" where different graphs and visualisations illustrate the research findings. With the filter you can decide what kind of data to focus on.

Climate change is a major challenge for cities. On the one hand, they are very vulnerable to impacts of climate change such as floods, heat waves and heavy rainfall. On the other hand they are hot spots of emissions and therefore contributing to climate change. As the trend of urbanization continues and impacts of climate change aggravate, it becomes evident that cities have to adapt to climate change and develop strategies towards more resilience and sustainability. For this purpose, the RAMSES project (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for cities) aims to develop methods and tools to quantify the expected damages in cities due to climate change and costs of specific adaptation measures using a systems-based risk approach on a regional scale. In an integrated top-down and bottom-up approach risks, vulnerabilities and damages from climate change will be quantified. Associated costs and benefits of adaptation will then be assessed to support the design of sustainable transition strategies in urban areas.