Fact based strategies towards more climate adaptive and liveable cities

Transforming urban systems to thrive in change

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Rapidly spreading land degradation, growing social and economical inequalities, pandemic regulations, and the increasing effects of climate change show that cities and regions will continue to face new, as yet little-known, challenges in the near future.

 

Our cities and regions require practical and sustainable solutions to be able to adapt to change, but complexities of such a planning are often causing difficulties to bring them forward.
 
I utilise systems thinking to identify vulnerabilities, and strategically build key adaptive capacities for social ecological resilience. Those are most effective, and crucial ways to create new governance models, management regimes, strategies, plans and projects that enable cities and regions to thrive in change.
We can create that kind of world together.
You have a vision about a project leading to sustainable and prosperous future?
 You can find a path towards it by using my Smart Perspectives, Maps and Tools .
 
All my work is rooted in the science.  My services are based on high-impact, innovative methodologies, and extensive collaboration across disciplines, and sectors. 
 

Services

For Local and International NGOs, Sustainability Leaders, Government agencies, Philanthropy, Community interest groups, Industry, Property associations, Land Developers, to guide, rethink and transform planning, implementation and decision making processes towards resilient solutions.
Topics: Participatory planning processes ∙ Environmental Policy ∙ Climate Adaptation and Mitigation ∙ Urban and Regional Governance Management∙ Knowledge Management ∙ Urban Green Infrastructure Implementation ∙ Adaptation Planning ∙ Resilient Urban Infrastructure 

Smart Perspectives

A key aspect to making the resilient development a reality is by recognising vulnerabilities within existing resources, and providing methods on how to build capacities to evolve with change.

I manage knowledge,  monitor progress, and make sure that industry, organisations, and policy makers have the right data to guide the strategies, projects and policies based on resilience principles.

Smart Maps

Working internationally with global organisations, I seek to identify, understand and address vulnerabilities and opportunities in local communities. I enable my clients to map their resilience challenges and provide the strategies to meet them, through in-depth locally useful research and evaluation.

 

Identifying and Orchestrating Right Data and Knowledge as a Resource

  • Stakeholders & Knowledge mapping

  • Stakeholder Network Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment  

  • Stakeholders & Power & Influence Mapping

  • Political Landscape Analytics

 

Facilitating Interactions for Knowledge Sharing

  • Needs Analysis

  • Participatory Key Actors and Alliances Analysis

  • Digital tools and methods to for open co-creation processes

  • Tracking and assessing progress of network interventions

 

Catalysing Resilient Development

  • Evaluation and monitoring of strategic policies and practices of resilience

  • Learning, Experimentation & Innovation strategies and management

  • Story telling for creating movements based on strategic capacity building

  • Risk Assessment - emergency adaptive capacity, vulnerabilities

Smart Tools

Workshops Creation and Management

  • Bringing users and developers into the same micro environments and empower communities to form innovation centres. Utilising internet infrastructure, living labs, open innovation forums, testbed facilities, in a inclusive manner.

 

Facilitating Networking Activities

  • Developing networks of diverse actors, to bring internationally tested methods of resilient city development to local challenges faced by particular communities, councils and organisations.

 

Targeted Consultancy

 

For NGOs, Citizens, and Diaspora

 

TO ACHIEVE BETTER COORDINATION AND COOPERATION:

  • Participatory collaboration and knowledge mapping  - to provide actionable and conceptual data for projects, programs, and initiatives on which to base the common agenda-setting process.

  • Evaluating conditions and directing the development of trust through identification of actors and relationships that need to be enhanced.

 

TO SHAPE ATTENTION AND MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC INTEREST:

  • Recognising the sources and usage of influence,  to increase the effectiveness of communication and lobbying strategies, shape attention to a problem and achieve public interest 

 

TO SURVIVE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Mapping  stakeholders’ network dynamics, power, and influence, to be able to catalyse, scale up, and connect existing knowledge and impact initiatives.

 

 

For Industry

 

TO COPE AND ADAPTO TO A CONSTANT CHANGE IN A MARKET

  • Evaluating and tracking the resilience of your team, your organisation, your business ecosystem against the change and risk scenarios.

  • Increasing the effectiveness of product implementation strategies by optimising the addressing of key actors and target groups.

 

 

For Government

 

TO EFFECTIVELY COORDINATE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF ORGANISATIONS

  • Measuring the resilience of stakeholder networks, decision-making bodies, and task forces.

  • Designing and managing participatory planning processes through understanding of complex relationships, organisations, and interest groups,  by identifying key actors, cliques, and cohesive subgroups and theirs qualities.

TO INCREASE THE UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR POLICIES, AND PRODUCE BETTER OUTCOMES

  • Providing data-based strategies for building  required collaboration activities.

  • Overcoming knowledge gaps that affect comprehension and adoption of the policies.

Ideas for better cities

Biography

Antonia Bogadi holds a Ph.D. from TU Vienna Department of Urban and Regional Research and Planning, and a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Her dissertation and first book looked at social ecological resilience framework and social network analysis use in public policy.  She has done research on the processes of planning and decision making in topics of sustainable land use, environmental policy, urban green infrastructure, social network based knowledge management, resilience of critical infrastructures, stakeholder’s engagement, and collaborative planning. Her recent interests have focused on participatory policies and actions at the urban and regional levels. She maintains a enduring interest in how to improve the use of local and “expert” knowledge in planning and public policy. She has been teaching urban and regional planning theory for many years, developing syllabuses through her research in social ecological resilience. 
She is a torchbearer for new way of thinking in planning thought and planning practice, which recognises the dynamic relationships and transformations that complex systems of our regions and cities undergo in today’s massive global challenges, and translates them into operational assessment methodologies, guidelines, and procedures for strategically navigating change. 
Her most recent research, Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems, deals with the transformation of traditional institutions and decision making processes towards new concepts of governance, which are able to strive in change by bridging and including diversity of perspectives and needs.
 
Dr. Bogadi’s teaching includes courses in contemporary theory of planning, land use and environmental policy, introduction to planning practice, urban planning studios, and sustainable and resilient planning in agglomerations. Her most recent course is on using frameworks of resilience, vulnerability and adaptive capacities in planning.
 
From 2013 through 2016, Dr. Bogadi was the director of the Association of Architects and Urban Planners, a non governmental city level organisation focused on a wide range of urban sustainability topics through externally funded projects. In her ability as director she conceived and managed a variety of community development activities, and community-based education projects in partnership with local government, research institutes, foundations, grassroots, individuals, and NGO’s.
 
She is author or coauthor of professional articles, academic textbook, and one major monography. She has given talks on her research in cities around the world.
Specialisations
Planning Theory; Planning and Decision Making Processes, Participatory planning; Research Methods; Resilience of Urban Social Ecological Systems; Environmental Policy; Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Policy; Urban and Regional Governance, Knowledge Management, Urban Green Infrastructure; Adaptation Planning.
Education
Ph.D.  Urban and Regional Research and Planning, Technical University Vienna
MSc.BSc. Architecture and Urban Planning,  University of Zagreb