InClimate: Integrating climate resilience in EU higher education

Principal Investigator(s): Dr Esra Kurul, Dr Maurizio Sibilla

Contact: msibilla@brookes.ac.uk

Project start: October 2020

Project finish: September 2022

Funded by: European Commission

About us


Most countries in the EU are dealing with climate risk management issues but lack a holistic and common approach to resilience. This topic has become one of the priorities of the Erasmus Programme. Our InClimate project addresses this by focusing on urban resilience. 

An urban resilience framework needs transversal competences, e-skills, creativity and flexibility. The framework brings together diverse disciplines and sectors and identifies:

  • appropriate measures
  • responses
  • and recovery.

Map showing global light pollution

Research impact

Mind map of "urban resilience"

The project aims to tackle the challenge posed by climate change by:

  • increasing the interdisciplinary skills of Higher Education Institution (HEI) staff and students
  • developing innovative, educational approaches to planning and allied disciplines.

Desk activities and workshops for both teaching staff and students will be based on the use of collaborative Concept Maps. This will lead to:

  • collective production
  • development
  • sharing
  • testing
  • dissemination of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Direct and indirect training for key staff within urban governance will help to shape resilient policies.

Leadership

Esra Kurul

Dr Esra Kurul

Reader in Organisational Studies in the Built Environment

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Maurizio Sibilla

Dr Maurizio Sibilla

Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Construction

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Membership

Collaborators

Name Role Organisation
Mr Radu-Matei Cocheci Teaching Assistant Universitatea De Architectura Si Urbanism Ion Mincu Din Bucuresti
Professor Anna Laura Palazzo Professor Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre
Professor Pilar Paneque Salgado Professor Universidad Pablo De Olavide
Dr Marios Trigkas Assistant Professor of Forest Economics and Innovation Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis
Mr Jesmond Xuereb Director Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency