Establishing Urban Resilience and a Shift of Mind: The Additional Value of Climate Adaptation

Oliver Stefan Laier

Student thesis: Master thesis


The future of the human civilisation will most likely be determined in cities. In the view of anthropogenic climate change, urban settlements play a central role in encountering the consequences of those shifts in the global ecosystems as they are detrimental to humanity’s wellbeing. As adjustment is made to prepare for shifting conditions, this thesis considers a case of climate change adaptation on the local level. The investigation of Klimatilpasning Kokkedal is aimed at scrutinising the implementation and transformative potential of a home-grown flood protection project that was recently completed in 2018. Equipped with a scientific background, recognition from environmental philosophy and qualitative insights, this thesis provides an understanding about the biggest intervention of its kind in the Danish context. It particularly examines the transformative potential of climate adaptation measures with additional benefits for residents.

EducationsMsc in Business Administration and Philosophy, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2019
Number of pages93