The role of citizen science in climate adaptation
The impact of climate change in our daily lives is more urgent than ever before. With more heat stress and flooding issues due to heavy rainfall, especially cities need to adapt to the climate change. With the growing amount of people that live in cities, it is harder to create space for climate adaptation within the urban area. Although, there is need for more green and other climate adaptive measures to keep the city a pleasant place to stay. In recent years, participation is on the rise and the new environmental law requires more participation. Citizens must co-create the urban area together with the municipality. In this research the role of citizen science is researched in the participation process to make the Climate Street in Apeldoorn and the city of Amersfoort climate adaptive. Citizens can play a role in this process due to citizen science. The local needs in certain areas can be found more easily. The interaction between the government and the citizens is of vital importance. Trust is needed from both sides to cooperate in a sufficient way.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen