Classification of Informal Settlements Based on their Susceptibility to Climate Change: Case study of Ahmedabad, India
Veriah, Revathi Roopini
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The aim of this study is to assess susceptibility of slum communities to four key climate stressors: 1) heat wave, 2) flooding and inundation, 3) water scarcity and 4) vector borne deceases. The study explores the context of each of these factors through a review of existing literature and assessed risk at the city and community level by measuring the relative vulnerability through a combination of remote sensing and GIS application. Typologies of settlements are identified on aerial imagery through their location and distinct urban footprint.