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Borg, N, Scott-Young, C M, Naderpajouh, N and Borg, J (2023) Surviving adversity: personal and career resilience in the AEC industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction Management and Economics, 41(05), 361–78.

Eames, M, Dixon, T, May, T and Hunt, M (2013) City futures: exploring urban retrofit and sustainable transitions. Building Research & Information, 41(05), 504-16.

Jones, P, Lannon, S and Patterson, J (2013) Retrofitting existing housing: how far, how much?. Building Research & Information, 41(05), 532-50.

Mahasuar, K (2023) COVID-19 and its impact on Indian construction industry: an event study approach. Construction Management and Economics, 41(05), 428–44.

Sherratt, F and Dainty, A (2023) The power of a pandemic: how Covid-19 should transform UK construction worker health, safety and wellbeing. Construction Management and Economics, 41(05), 379–86.

Styhre, A and Brorström, S (2023) Syndicated leadership in urban development projects: the case of the River City Gothenburg project. Construction Management and Economics, 41(05), 387–401.

Tweed, C (2013) Socio-technical issues in dwelling retrofit. Building Research & Information, 41(05), 551-62.

Uddin, S M J, Albert, A, Tamanna, M and Alsharef, A (2023) YouTube as a source of information: early coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(05), 402–27.

Williams, K, Gupta, R, Hopkins, D, Gregg, M, Payne, C, Joynt, J L R, Smith, I and Bates-Brkljac, N (2013) Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change. Building Research & Information, 41(05), 517-31.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.808893
  • Abstract:
    The majority of the English population lives in suburbs and this is where the impacts of climate change will significantly affect people's domestic lives: heat stress, respiratory problems, flooding, drought, deterioration of green spaces and damage from storms. A recognized need exists to adapt suburbs (homes, gardens and public space) physically to mitigate against further climate change and to adapt to inevitable weather patterns. A number of potential adaptation options, addressing different risks, are identified and tested using a range of methods, including modelling, and workshops with residents and professional and institutional stakeholders. The "best" solutions are those that reduce the climate risk within the context of local adaptive capacity. Solutions are effective, acceptable and feasible given the type of suburb; its location; microclimate; housing type; the climate risk it faces; the socio-economic composition of its residents and their attitudes; resources; and governance conditions. It is essential to consider both the totality of the suburban environment and the combined effects of mitigation and adaptation measures. However, the biggest challenge is implementation which entails a better understanding of the problem by a range of stakeholders, a more supportive policy context, more resources, and clearer responsibilities.