Impact of Knowledge, Tendency and Perceived Threats of Climate Change on Adaptation Strategies: The Case of Tehran Architects

Mazdak Irani, Saeed Banihashemi

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The consequences of climate change are observed in several ways in human settlements, one of which is the threat it poses to the physical elements and infrastructures of cities. To mitigate it, cities apply adaptation strategies. These strategies have proper effectiveness and are adapted according to local characteristics. This study applied the cross-sectional survey method and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to assess the possible relations between variables. The study population was the architects of Tehran metropolis with a sample size of 85. The study instrument was a researcher-developed questionnaire consisting of four sections. Five hypotheses were assessed for relations of knowledge, tendency, perceived threats, and the adaptation strategies, all of which were proved by the study results. The results of the study showed that knowledge on the climate change significantly affects the perceived threats, tendency and the adaptation strategies. The adaptation strategies were
also dependent on tendency and the perceived threats. The findings of this study can be helpful for planners and decision makers and the Architecture Society of Tehran to address the problem of climate change more adequately.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-29
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy and Environment Research
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Apr 2020


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