New Technology and Knowledge Management for Planning

Evaluation of systems, rules and processes for the production, management and sharing of spatial information, in favor of building of integrated and shared cognitive frameworks can:

  • Promote integrated decision-making processes (readability of complex information);
  • Support the phases of analysis and monitoring in the processes of adaptation;
  • Maximize the efficiency of interventions through empirical definition of vulnerability and risk
    prevention and management of emergency post-disaster risk;

In addressing the challenges posed by climate change, it becomes essential to promote – also at the local level – a kind of planning capable of considering mitigation and adaptation measures in an integrated way.
Since the effects of climate change are already visible in the territory, the urgency rises to consider adaptation strategies beside to mitigation actions.

One of the main problems emerging during the analysis of climate vulnerability is the unsuitable knowledge on which the process is based. Data normally processed by public authorities in the land management processes  rarely include variables that are useful to identify  vulnerability produced by climate change.
Another relevant issue concerns public involvement: given the relevance of the social dimension in facing climate change phenomena, public involvement and collaboration is crucial for the definition and implementation of proper adaptation and mitigation strategies and measures.

The new approach suggested for the Public Administration (P.A.) moves away from the concept of “data possession”, and it promotes the sharing of resources and knowledge, as well as cooperation.

To build an innovative (for the detail of information), shared, and integrated knowledge framework is essential to increase urban resilience. It is therefore essential to develop systems and methodologies to find, organize and share the spatial information necessary to perform vulnerability analysis and action plan monitoring.