TECHNE 23 (2022): Inside the Polycrisis. The Possible Necessary
Essays and Viewpoint

Soft-approach to climate change adaptation. The active role of urban services

Chiara Bernardini
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano

Published 2022-03-16


  • Climate change adaptation,
  • Soft-resilience,
  • Urban services,
  • Adaptation services,
  • Cross-scale interactions

How to Cite

Bernardini, C. (2022). Soft-approach to climate change adaptation. The active role of urban services. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (23), 78–84.


Learning from the present polycrisis exacerbated by the global pandemic and applying these lessons to the issue of climate change could bring long-term benefits. This contribution offers a novel point of view on the active role of urban services (re-defined as adaptation services) in supporting human systems’ adaptation to climate change. Furthermore, it discusses the implications of cross-level and cross-scale interactions in the management of adaptation services’ systems. The convergence of information collected from different sources (data triangulation) by means of literature review, in-deep analysis of policy documents and a continuous dialogue with key stakeholders shall ensure the consistency of the point of view proposed. 


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