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Urban Planning and Construction

Urban Planning and Construction

Climate change is a key factor in urban planning and strategies, as it conditions both urban design and development. Urban occupation and distribution proposals for various uses and activities, namely housing, social facilities, economic activities, services and infrastructures, etc. must take into account current and future climate characteristics in order to ensure that both the urban structure and metabolism are fully adapted to changing climate conditions.
 
The construction industry is exposed to major risks as a result of climate change (damage to materials and structures, higher maintenance costs, loss of property value, etc.), yet it also benefits from the numerous opportunities offered by innovation in new building materials and techniques, as well as the development of designs adapted to changing climate conditions and the acquisition of competitive advantages resulting from the inclusion of climate considerations in its business activity.