Operational guidelines for the identification of green infrastructure in a semiarid city

Agustin Robles-Morúa, Eduardo Hinojosa-Robles, Javier Navarro-Estupiñán, Diana Meza Figueroa, Efrain Vizuete Jaramillo, María G. Peñúñuri

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This chapter describes the interactions between researchers and practitioners in Hermosillo, a city in northwest Mexico. The collaborations focused on the environmental problems affecting the city and understanding how these problems could be ameliorated through the implementation of nature-based solutions. Researchers from local universities partnered with scientists from universities in the United States and worked closely together with a team of practitioners led by the Municipal Agency for Urban Development. Multiple forms of interaction between the researchers and practitioners took place during the project, which included multiple one-on-one meetings with public officials, workshops on future scenarios with stakeholders, and technical training sessions with city planners and developers. The products generated consist of a set of spatially explicit maps of vulnerable areas in the city and a prioritization map to help guide future public investments in green infrastructure. More importantly, these interactions resulted in the co-generation of knowledge that was incorporated by the municipal government in various official documents, such as a new urban planning program, a guide for the construction and design of green infrastructure, and a vegetation palette for the city that seeks to increase the number of native species used in green areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborating for Climate Equity
Subtitle of host publicationResearcher-Practitioner Partnerships in the Americas
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000631968
ISBN (Print)9781032077741
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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