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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.061

CLIMATE CHANGE GAP: AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT RESEARCH IN SERBIA

Z. Lazovic, V. Djokic, A. Bobic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 473-480 pp

ABSTRACT
Climate change and its effects are very complex and acute problems that we are facing today. Series of extreme weather conditions in the cities of Europe and the world shed a light on the vulnerability of cities to the effects of climate change. Serbia is one of the most vulnerable areas in Europe that will be affected by climate change. On the other hand, cities are the main causes of these changes, but, at the same time, the main field of action to minimize their impact. Accordingly, growing cities are strategic places to mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change on the environment. The phenomenon of global climate change inevitably affects the structure and functioning of the landscape, altering the topography of the landscape and its complex processes. The subject of this research is a multidisciplinary understanding of the effects of climate change on urban planning and architectural design and on creating a new academic curriculum in order to preserve the environment. Consequently, the focus of research is on urban morphology, urban and landscape fabric, housing, urban and landscape infrastructure, urban environment and nature resources. The paper discusses the phenomenon of growing cities in Serbia and current strategies and models for urban development based on modern principles and best practices in cities’ adoption to climate change. The result of this study presents an overview of the latest theoretical and practical activities and research in Serbia aimed at adapting cities to climate change.

Keywords:
climate change; urban planning; architectural design; urban and landscape fabric; urban development;